Information technology tools and resources at the UW
Search a Discussion Board
You can search for posts in GoPost using the search feature. Searching will look through the content of a post, user names, and certain attachments. GoPost can search within the content or metadata of these file types: .doc, .ppt, .pdf, .mp3, .html, .rtf, .txt, .xls, and .xml.
Follow the steps below to search a GoPost message board:
- Access the GoPost message board you want to search.
- In the space provided, below the global navigation, type the keywords you want to search.
Tip: To search for all posts by a participant, enter “user:” followed by the participant’s screen name. Leave no space after the colon. Spaces in screen names should be typed as “-” characters. To search for all posts by a participant including a particular word, add that work after the screen name. For example, “user:cool-one cat” where “cool one” is the screen name and “cat” is the particular word being searched for within the user’s posts.
- Click Search. You will move to the search results page.
- The search results page shows all matches of your search query.