One way to search for a recent thread is to go to the section where you think it was posted and manually go through each thread title backwards. It should still be in queue for the date where it was last posted in. So, if you want a thread about 'dancing' and you think it was in 'general nursing discussion' on Feb. 3, go to 'general nursing discussion' and look backwards, until you get to Feb. 3, give or take. If you can't find it at all, it might be one of those threads that got pulled for some reason or other. Nine times out of ten, you can find a recent thread this way.