Originally Posted by DocmanCC
Given enough posts (500+ over 365 days old), you will hit a wall where you can't search further back in time.
You can go back to the "beginning of time" (your first post), but there will be gaps in the history if one is a proliferative poster.
I just practiced with SirSlarty. I retrieved his first post from Jan 8th thru his 500th on May 30th. Then from "a year ago and newer," I retrieved 500 posts from Aug 7th thru Oct 20th. "Six months ago and newer" yielded 500 posts from Feb 9th thru June 11th. And of course his most recent 500 would be easy to pull up. But there's probably no way to retrieve those posts from May 30-Aug 7, and from Oct 20-Feb 9, that fall between the cracks (so to speak).
edit: I bet I could close the gaps further by restricting the forums searched-- from MFD only, from JSO only, etc. Most of SS's posting is probably in the MFD so there'd likely still be some gaps there, but one could retrieve almost
all if not all of them, I think.
edit again: Actually, I closed the gap by switching from ascending to descending order. However, I did limit the search to MFD as well. In any case, I retrieved all MFD posts from Oct 21-Feb 3. Yeah, I'm like a dog with a bone sometimes!