Two kind of Mint's users end up here:
Those who know that Mint is based on Ubuntu. Mint is more close to Ubuntu than Ubuntu is close to Debian. (Eliah Kagan has already pointed this out in a comment under the other answer.) That is why they frequently state in their questions that "I'm using Mint XXX which is based on Ubuntu XXX". And that is TRUE.
What I usually do is use the score:# option.
For example: search for broadcom drivers score:10, or even shorter, just broadcom score:10. Take a look at this:
score:10 means "show me questions with a score of 10 or more". This removes those low-score questions from the list, making it easier to spot the question you're looking for.
Of course, you don't ...
User nickname is changeable and not necessarily unique, you need to use the unique numerical code associated to a user. So try user:573838. Alternatively, for self-posts, you can also use user:me.
Also in order to find your questions with an answer you may use answers:1 (in general answers:n for questions with at least n answers). So simply search with user:...
I think, if you feel the urge to use that because the question seems just so stupid or so lazy:
consider that the person might be much newer to computers (or Ubuntu) than you are
consider they might not be expressing themselves well, eg not Where can I download a C++ reference (which you can google) but "how can I get that through an Ubuntu package"
and if ...
I believe it comes straight from http://www.linuxmint.com/
On http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php It lists Ubuntu names directly corresponding to Mint releases.
Page 6 of their "User Guide" http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation/user-guide/english_15.0.pdf
Linux Mint uses Ubuntu repositories (more on what this means later) and is fully
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Your posts are listed in your profile. You can look at all your questions and all your answers there.
But it sounds like you want the ability to search them. For this, simply include user:51325 in the search box. 51325, because that's the number that represents your Ask Ubuntu user account. (It appears in the address bar, when you visit your profile.)
The links in content generated by users are by default nofollow. This, however, changes once the post exceeds a predetermined vote and age threshold. The exact number of votes and the age has not been made public for concerns of gaming the feature. I am not sure if there are any distinctions between an external link and a link to another post in the same ...
Yes, there is. You can use search using the following:
<keyword> user:me is:a
This will search for answers (is:a = is an answer) by you that contain the word <keyword>. If you want to search for all posts by you (answers and questions), just remove the is:a part.
Here's an example of looking for the word local in posts by me:
You can pretty ...
I know this isn't an answer to the question but we can
see our own recently deleted posts from our profile:
Open your profile:
Open the Activity tab
Open the answers or questions tab
Scroll down and click deleted recent answers
Nit-pick: this isn't actually a boolean operator...
I've added a separate section at the end detailing who can search deleted posts, and how they may do so:
Deleted Posts (requires $Privilege-ModerationTools reputation)
When you earn the Access to Moderator Tools privilege, you may search your own deleted posts by using the deleted: operator.
It's my opinion that it's mostly related to the quality of the site. I can't tell you how many problems you can Google for and your first ten options for answers are on the stack network.
In my experience:
Specific Debian derived error messages mostly point here.
Really intelligently configured Google queries, about configuration issues, tend to ...
This site already handles this sort of thing for frequently asked questions.
While a person is writing out their question the site is automatically populating the right side column with recommended duplicates and similar questions. So as I am typing "black screen on install" it's adding those as recommended duplicates.
The way to strengthen this sort of ...
If you don't need advanced sorting: Regular search
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How do I search?
Enter search terms in the search box that appears in the upper right corner of every page, and press Enter.
If you need to refine and narrow your search, here are some basic tips:
To search within specific tag(s), enter them in square brackets: [maintenance]...
Like Seth mentioned, If you ever posted a question, you will have "experienced the suggestion", to use an euphemism, to search the database. Adding more, or more aggresive signs would simply not work.
Another thing is that you use "low-quality-posts" as a tag, which is not a synonym to duplicate questions in my opinion. I am definitely not promoting ...
this is too large to add as a comment but here goes.
I kinda like the sloppiness of the search box.
I personally don't like it when a certain website thinks that the Google search results are the ones that I expect.
When I want the searches to be from Google, I would use Google by adding site:<url> to my query. What I expect from the search of a ...
Closed questions may contain relevant content. For instance if a question is closed as a duplicate both the duplicate and the original question (linked from the duplicate) may contain relevant content.
I don't know what the algorithm for relevance sorted searches is but the tooltip says "Search results with best match to search terms". So sorting by ...