What's the best way to search for a post on MetaFilter? January 21, 2007 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Howdy. I'm searching for a post that I think was made here awhile back of people carrying ridiculous amounts of stuff while riding a bike. I can't find it [maybe it wasn't here]. Anyway, in the course of searching for it I also took a gander through the FAQ in the hopes that I could find information on the best way to search MeFi... [mi]
posted by sciurus to Feature Requests at 7:46 AM (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

but there really isn't anything along those lines. Also, I wanted to go through the tags page, but it only lists the most popular ones, even though I suspect there is a page somewhere that shows them all.

Would it be possible to use this thread as a way for folks to give their searching tips or tricks, and then perhaps link to it on the FAQ, and add a link to the All Tags page, if it exists?
posted by sciurus at 7:48 AM on January 21, 2007

I often click a post at random, click on one of the tags, then manually type in the tag I'm looking for in the URL bar.
posted by interrobang at 7:56 AM on January 21, 2007

I think that there used to be a page that listed all the tags, but it was so big that it was basically unusable (as it would freeze some people's browsers). I thought there used to be a tag search, but maybe I just dreamed that a MeTa thread was reality.

If you want to see posts matching a particular tag, but it's not listed on the "popular tags" page, you can manually go to
to see posts that match it, as well as related tags. (You can take a shortcut with interrobang's method of just changing the URL From any other tag page.)
posted by Godbert at 8:03 AM on January 21, 2007

Don't know the post, but I remember the link: Lords of Logistics (pictures taken w/out attribution from the book Bikes of Burden by Hans Kemp.

As for building tags urls, you can combine tags with a plus sign :
posted by carsonb at 8:10 AM on January 21, 2007 [2 favorites]

I found the post by hitting New Post and using carsonb's URL in the Link, then hitting Preview. This conducts an internal search of linked posts, revealing this.
posted by onalark at 8:31 AM on January 21, 2007

This page will search all of mefi for tags.
posted by philomathoholic at 10:55 PM on January 21, 2007

posted by prostyle at 6:58 AM on January 22, 2007

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