In an effort to find this answer, I executed this query. I tried several other variants of this query, but I was unable to find my answer to a question about uncertainty. I thought I used to be able to perform this type of search, but whether that is the case, I would really like to be able to search for my answers on a given topic.

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    $\begingroup$ I'd guess the issue is that the word "uncertainty" does not appear in your answer. I do agree that this behaviour should be changed. $\endgroup$ – Rahul Mar 1 '13 at 7:56
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    $\begingroup$ This alongside your avatar makes you seem very dissatisfied with the software. :-P $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mar 1 '13 at 11:49

A search of user:13854 uncertainty would now yield the expected results. In quite a few cases we're seeing come up, searching titles on answers specifically when searching within a user's posts makes a lot of sense. A change that does just that was deployed a few minutes ago.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the code and the notice :-) $\endgroup$ – robjohn Mar 21 '13 at 0:53

It's the first link google brings up for

uncertainty robjohn site:math.stackexchange.com

I've found that google almost always beats the internal search here.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks. I have been using Google for searching on SE because of this bug(?), but it would be nice if our internal search worked, too. $\endgroup$ – robjohn Mar 1 '13 at 17:51

I wrote a Data Explorer Query which searches for your answers to questions with given keyword in the title. The results are shown in reverse chronological order, with a snippet of content to help in locating the answer you are looking for.

The keyword should be entered in lower case, since it is matched to LOWER(Title)

  • $\begingroup$ Note that for logged-in users the field UserId is pre-filled, so one only enters the keyword(s). Just as easy as any search. $\endgroup$ – user53153 Mar 1 '13 at 22:05

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