2. add the name of the author you're looking for: example
site:vaultofevil.proboards.com charles birkin
press the search button and you're in business
here's the previous guide. both still work, though, as has been pointed out, the threads relaing to this board seem to have disappeared completely from the custom search engine in the past week. what goes on?
fig A: Google Custom Search
You've a choice, neither of them are infallible, but the Google Custom Search (fig A) is your best option. Not only does it get better results, it also trawls our old board and all the WordPress stuff, and all in double-quick time. The biggest flaw i've found with this method - it doesn't like sub-boards.
The alternative is Proboards built-in search engine, takes more effort and, as the site has grown, it's performance has been .... patchy-to-crap. For those who've not used it before:
1. Hit the search icon at the top of the page.
2. Type in who or what you're looking for then scuttle down to the bottom of the page and you'll find:
Posted Within the last: Hours _ Days _
By default this is set to 7 days. Change the "7" to "700" or more ('cause we've been here nearly 2 years at time of posting) and then hit Search!
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.