I've found (when I used ubuntu) that even the solutions for older versions were either still relevant or gave me the tools to debug the problem myself. So I don't think dropping entire databases' worth of information is a good idea. As for finding answers for your version I also found putting the version number in my google search helped cut back on out of ...
Stack Exchange network of sites, which includes Ask Ubuntu, are actually using elasticsearch search engine.
You can read some more about it:
A new search engine for Stack Exchange
There is also a little section about elasticsearch used in Stack Exchange in Nick Craver's blog post on Stack Overflow's architecture.
The advanced search options provide a fairly simple method:
user:449 [command-line] is:a
That should show you my posts, in the command line tag, that are answers.
If searching your own, you can use user:me.
There was a silly bug in the indexing code, it only picked up URLs from links, but not images. I've heard some rumors about Regex parsing HTML...
Anyway, after the HTTPS rewrite, the posts received a new timestamp and were picked up by the incremental indexing process: https://askubuntu.com/search?q=url%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fhostmar.co
The quote trick used to work - it was even documented in the help center!
Somewhere along the line, we dropped support for symbol-searches. Yes, that's annoying, but that's how it is. Until such a time as we're able to devote time and resources to improving search, you'll have to rely on 3rd-party search engines for tasks like these.
If this is ever ...
Moderators can search by a few extra terms. If you desperately need to find a person —and have a good reason— bug one of us and we'll try to help you.
Additionally the public data is accessible through data.stackexchange.com. You can compose a SQL query to search from a number of fields, including location, bio and website. Here's a simple search on the bio ...
More relevant and up-to-date content will be available in places where it is easy to find if posting it is encouraged. Sometimes it is equally as important to reopen canonical closed questions as it was to close them in the first place.
Canonical questions are highly upvoted questions about frequently asked subjects. Having open canonical questions is a way ...