How can I view inactive posts? I am trying to earn the Excavator badge.
You can use this SEDE query which was created exactly for this purpose: Posts inactive for over 6 months: Useful for Archaeologist badge progress
Or you can use advanced search options in the site's search bar. Specifically, you may use the
lastactive: search operators to search for posts as described in the How do I search? section of the Help center:
You can use specific dates or date ranges to narrow results down to posts created or active within a certain time period, using the following operators:
created:to specify when the posts were created
lastactive:for posts active in a specified time period
Dates can be entered in the following formats:
- year only – e.g.,
created:2012..2013searches posts created from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013;
created:2012searches posts created from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
- year and month – e.g.,
created:2012-04..2012-05searches posts created between April 1, 2012 and May 31, 2012.
- day, month, and year – e.g.,
lastactive:2012-04-03searches posts who were last active between 12:00 AM on April 3, 2012 and 11:59 PM on April 3, 2012.
1dare shorthand for "last year", "last month", and "yesterday" – e.g., if today is April 15,
created:1msearches posts created between March 1 and March 31. (You can substitute any number for
1to look back that many years, months, or days.)
- Relative dates in a range (
1y..) look back to the same date in the previous period – e.g., if you want to see all the posts active in the last three months, use
lastactive:3m..On April 15, that will show posts from January 15 up to the most recently active. You can close the range as well:
Please note that all times are recorded in UTC; the results may not match your timezone.