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The forum's search feature is not intuitive. You have to use the tips shown in that Help topic to get decent results.
Google keeps an index of Oldgas.com up to the current day. Use the Google (Oldgas) search form at the bottom right of this page. Google's search of Oldgas.com works just the way you think it should.