How to find stuff

 

As a general principle we don’t delete things, but they may disappear from view. Here are a few handy tips for finding something that you know has been published, but which may have disappeared off the home page radar.

As things appear they usually pop into the Headlines, since they’re normally important and need to be seen first. As other things materialise they push things out of the Headlines into the great heap of the older news category. Since there’s only so much space on the home page to be had, the old stuff disappears behind the scenes. However, they are still there – you just have know how to find them.

Search

The Search box up at the top right-hand side of the home page lets you type any free-format text, and then hit the search button (small magnifying glass).

All matches for your words or phrase will be shown as a list of posts, from which you can then pick the one you want. You may have to page through the list, depending on what you’ve searched for.

Categories

All posts have at least one appropriate Category, for example, Bassetlaw District Council. If you know (roughly) what category the thing you’re after may have been then try the Category list at the left-hand side of the home page.

All posts within the Category you have selected will be shown as a list of posts, from which you can then pick the one you want. Some categories have more posts than others, so you may have to page through them.

Tags

All posts have at least one appropriate Tag, for example, Vehicle Theft. Tags are sort of like categories, but are not pre-defined – they can be anything. If you know (roughly) what the thing you’re after may have been then try the Tag Cloud at the bottom of the home page.

All posts with the Tag you have selected will be shown as a list of posts, from which you can then pick the one you want. Some tags have more posts than others, so you may have to page through them.

Archives

If you can’t remember what it was about, but know roughly when it was published, then try the Archives. All posts have a published date so, for example, if you know that something appeared around Christmas then try selecting December from the Archive Calendar at the bottom of the home page.

All posts for the month / date you have selected will be shown as a list of posts, from which you can then pick the one you want. Some months have more posts than others, so you may have to page through them.