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Trying to find my posts

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. ...
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Advanced sort options for questions?

If you need advanced sorting: Stack Exchange Data Explorer (Link) (DBSchema Documentation) (As per Dan's comment, the data is updated early every Monday morning around 3:00 UTC) [Most viewed ...
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How can I search my old (previous) answers?

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 ...
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help/searching doesn’t mention the `deleted` operator

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 ...
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help/searching doesn’t mention the `deleted` operator

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-...
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Advanced sort options for questions?

If you don't need advanced sorting: Regular search Scraped from How do I search? How do I search? Enter search terms in the search box that appears in the upper right corner of every page, and ...
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Search function and duplicate questions by new users

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. ...
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Should site search be automatically switched to google?

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 ...
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