Is there a (good) way to "search" the keyword of the User's own (my own) previously asked questions or given answers in one's own profile?

If so, how? Please illuminate.

p.s. I asked that because I wanted to locate some contents I may have asked before. So I need to do Keyword Search for my own profile/questions/answers.

Thank you!

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    $\begingroup$ You could try typing keyword wonderich site:mathoverflow.net into Google. $\endgroup$ Commented May 16, 2019 at 2:57
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    $\begingroup$ To me, the tag (support) seems more suitable for this question than (discussion). $\endgroup$ Commented May 16, 2019 at 4:05

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You can find various search modifiers in the help center. Or simply by clicking on "Advanced Search Tips" after you search for something.

Specifically, to find posts by a specific user you can user user:userid. And to find your own posts you can use user:mine or user:me.

Notice that if you go to some user's profile page, the search query user:userid is already pre-filled in the search bar.

For example, you can search for user:27004 or user:me. (The first one searches among the posts of that particular user - I chose the OP of this meta question as an example. The latter automatically populates the search box with your own user id and searches for your own posts.)

Of course, you can combine this with other keywords, tags, search modifiers (such as is:a for answers, is:q for questions), etc. For example, user:me is:a [ct.category-theory] returns your own answers in the tag . Similarly, user:me is:q url:"*arxiv.org*" returns my questions containing a link to arXiv. Or user:me quantum searches for the word "quantum" in your own post.

See also:

  • $\begingroup$ When I use user:me I get a different result from user:27004, Your answer is therefore wrong, misleading, and very unhelpful!!! :-P $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 12:15
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila I have added a clarification. Of course, if you still consider the answer unhelpful, that's what downvotes are for. $\endgroup$ Commented May 17, 2019 at 12:40

Here is how I do it.

I click on my own little user icon at the top of the page


and this puts my own userid into the search field


where I can then add keywords I want to search for.


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