Not sure of what you meant by " then cut back to only 3 pages". How far back you can go will depend on how prolific the ignored posters have been. I just tried it again in the thread I told you about and ignoring one poster only took me back another 2 months but, the next gave me another 6 months. If you, the poster you're searching for, or the author have been prolific posters, you'll be limited as to how far back you can go. If you can't get back to where you want, just ignore more posters. I just tried it again with the thread I mentioned to you and ignoring one poster took me back another 2 months and the second ignore added another 4 months. Glad you gave it a try anyway. As I mentioned, I had been away from that thread for a year so, my posts weren't any limitation. Glad you gave it a try anyway.