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Trying to find my posts

I am trying to find all of my posts whether responded to or not. I tried a search for user:fixit7 but it found nothing.
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help/searching doesn’t mention the `deleted` operator

There’s a boolean operator for the search that’s not mentioned on the searching help page: deleted: yes/true/1 returns only posts that have been deleted; the default no/false/0 excludes deleted posts ...
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Advanced sort options for questions?

Is there a way to do sorting of questions based on: number of views? number of views per (some time frame) frequently asked, without answers number of votes for questions, without answers number or ...
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Search function and duplicate questions by new users

It's simple to notice that so many question asked by new users shall be answer by a simple search query. I'm asking if shall be possible put a simple banner saying: "wait, before ask, why don't ...
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How can I search my old (previous) answers?

I sometimes see questions that I know are duplicates because I've answered another question that asked the same thing. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the exact question I answered before so ...
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Should site search be automatically switched to google?

Disclaimer: I have seen Best way to search AskUbuntu, and even upvoted it, but still... I find that the search box on the main page (and live duplicate search) is quite sloppy by default. I can ...
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How do Mint users end up here?

It's clear to see how Ubuntu users arrive at the site. It's hard to Google for specific problem with "Ubuntu" in the query and not end up here. We're part of the documentation and we're featured (Ask!)...
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How to search for a particular answer using keyword?

I had posted above 500 answers. From that I want to search for a particular answer using keywords. Is that possible?
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How do I quickly find the duplicate questions I'm searching for when flagging/closing?

I don't like the search box when I'm flagging for a duplicate, because I don't know the exact names of the big questions. Even if I use very relevant keywords, the question that I want to pick is ...
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How do I search (or filter) my posts?

Is there a way to show only the post that I've written?
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Why does a search for “extra dependency” give no results?

There is Why does apt think it needs this extra dependency?, but when I search for "extra dependency" (with quotes) the search returns "0 Results".
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Are user-contributed hyperlinks always nofollow?

I learned (from Jorge Castro) that links on Ask Ubuntu are nofollow. Thus linking to some page (say, spam) in a post here doesn't increase that page's rank in search engines. Is this the case for ...
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Search Option In User Profile QA

I think that search option should be provided in questions and answers in the user profile, which is currently not available. Currently a user can see a list of own asked questions and given answers ...
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Can a 'Recommended' Filter be added to the search criteria of Tags

At present users are able to filter their Tag searches by Info, Newest, FAQ, Votes, Active and Unanswered Would it be possible to add a Recommended filter also. For instance if My computer boots to ...
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Find a random question

Is there a way to find a random question? Currently in ask Ubuntu there are 5 question category tabs/tags : newest, faq votes, active, unanswered. I found it quite useful to be a random category ...
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Goofy search results

why does a search for "indicators" return the #1 hit as a closed thread with one upvote that was closed because it was an exact duplicate of the thread "List of application indicators" that has been ...
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Is there a way to search for a keyword in the title / body of your own questions / answers only?

Is there a way do a search in your own questions and specify keywords contained in the title. The same function for answers, would be usefull. As wellas to only search in the title or only in the body....
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When is it acceptable to link to LMGTFY?

I just ran across a link to LMGTFY on Ask Ubuntu. In the past, I've found it offensive when users have posted LMGTFY links for me. When, if ever, is it acceptable to link to LMGTFY on Ask Ubuntu?
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Is there a way to generate an rss feed with all questions that get 10+ upvotes?

I know there is a way to get ALL questions through a feed, but what about great questions? Are they listed independently somewhere? If not, can I do it with a yahoo pipe? Any cues as to how I should ...