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I give up. Please instruct me how to search on Chowhound.

maestra | May 12, 202106:00 PM     13

I almost never have success. Here's today's example:

I wanted to find the thread for the Baking COTM Ottolenghi Sweet. Nothing comes up, no matter what combination or quotation marks I use. After about 15 minutes I find a link buried in a very old thread about all non-COTM links.

I write a post on the thread I was looking for. I'm told I need to sign in. I am signed in, so I assume there's a bug at the moment.

After several attempts over half an hour, I sign out and walk away, but not before copying to my clipboard the EXACT title of the thread where I'm trying to post.

I return to the site, sign in, and search the EXACT title (June–August 2018 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month: SWEET). Nothing! I can't believe it! I shorten it; I change word order. Nothing. I try searching a unique word from one of the posts within that thread ("yo-yo" - can't be too common, right?) Nothing. I don't know if I'll ever find it again.

Please, please -- how can I successfully search on this site?

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