I beg your pardon that I'm vague. I think I remember posting a question several years ago and that it was here on math. I think that the question was about probability and/or some paradox but I don't remember. I'm certain though that I got one comment that was something like

All these years of learning mathematics and I never thought of this....

I want to find what I was writing about. I'm nearly certain that the comment was serious and that the question was received. It was not advanced mathematics. It was maybe a paradox or similar to a paradox.

There is the http://data.stackexchange.com/ but it might not work for such vagueness. It has happened before that I got help finding what I was looking for even though the information is vague.

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    $\begingroup$ You've made 12 posts about probability and 1 post about a paradox, so you could just check the comments on all of them. $\endgroup$ – user856 Jan 13 '17 at 23:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Rahul Of course. I found it in a minute math.stackexchange.com/questions/440161/… $\endgroup$ – Niklas R. Jan 13 '17 at 23:46
  • $\begingroup$ Out of curiosity I took a look at the question and, oddly, I see no way in which the accepted answer would be addressing the concerns raised in the question (the other answer at least tries to...). $\endgroup$ – Did Jan 14 '17 at 7:02
  • $\begingroup$ And if there are more posts, you can indeed try using SEDE with checking several possible words. This querey finds the comment when searching for the word years, but not when I tried "never" or "learning". (Of course, it is much easier to search for something now, since you already found it and I know the exact text of the comment. My points is that you remembered what comment roughly looked like and trying some of those words would work in this case.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 14 '17 at 14:01

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