Discourse (the software running this web site) has an extremely powerful search feature. Click the magnifying-glass icon (in the upper-right, near your avatar) and then…
You can type and it will search in real time…
If the word you start typing is also a username, it will offer you matching Topics, and a column for any matching users.
If want to find things posted by a user, type “@” and start typing a username. Discourse will offer you auto-completion options which you can click/touch…
You can type “#” and a category—start typing # and you can auto-complete the category name. So, if you want posts with word “bookmark” in this How To Discourse category, you can type
bookmark #dis and at that point it will suggest the How To Discourse category. Click, (or tab), and you’ll get posts in the category containing “bookmark”.
You can put quotes
" around a phrase and it will find that exact phrase.
"really specific words"
…matches that phrase, not just “really” and “specific” and “words” in a post.
You can often find people’s specific Topics if you can guess a word of the title:
#in @craig word
…type “#in” choose the introduction category from completion suggestion, then type “@cr” and pick craig type “word” finds post by me in that particular category which contain “word”.
There’s more! Check out the options link in the Search feature:
If you have questions, click here and we’ll be happy to help.