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How to search for postings of user X with tag Y? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to search for postings of a known member John Doe under the tag Calculus. What steps do I take? Similarly: How do I search for responses of user X to questions which have tag Y?
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Is there any way to find and view a deleted question that I commented on recently

Recently I commented on a question which was about tiling a 100 by 100 grid with a 1 x 8 square. (Actually to prove this was impossible.) One of our users posted a link to a very interesting looking ...
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See questions recently posed by “high-rep” users

Often times I just browse through some of the questions on MSE, and I've noticed that many of the questions posed by lower-rep users (for example, <500) don't show as much effort, aren't as ...
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Search terms that include accented characters [duplicate]

How do I search for questions & answers using a keyword that includes an accented character. For example, I often look at questions about Bezier curves. Some people spell Bezier correctly, with an ...
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Search Engine: Features

There's an article in help center: How do I search? And some articles in meta, e.g.: Search automatically assuming tags Improving the search system How to search among comments? Search Function for ...
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How do I search for recently well-received questions? [duplicate]

Basically what's in the title. To clarify, the problem with the votes tab is that it gets you extremely high-voted, and extremely ancient questions. I just want to ...
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How to find questions having only given tag (and no other tags)?

For various reasons it is often useful to be able to find questions which have some given tag as a standalone tag. (For example, when discussing whether some tag is useful for this site or not. Or ...
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How can I find questions favorited by at least $n$ users?

Motivation: Being on math.SE for a month, I noticed that almost every non-trivial question is favorited by a user. Got a bit tired searching for a problem I can think of, among questions that are ...
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How can I search my comments with keywords?

How can I search my comments with keywords in them?
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How do I see questions in ascending order of votes

How do I see questions with lowest number of votes? Furthermore, how do I see questions with votes $\geq 2$, and no accepted answer, but in ascending order? Browsing such a list seems the simplest ...
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How can I search for old questions with recently active “interested users”?

If I want to search for old questions in need for an answer, I can use a search query like is:question hasaccepted:no isanswered:no lastactive:6m.. score:1 but ...
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Searching for mathematical expressions

I got this question a few years back in an postgrad interview and it had me stumped until the interviewer suggested the trick to it. I solved it again just now on paper and wanted to check my answer. ...
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Is there a way to review all my questions that have been deleted by the community? [duplicate]

I know that there is a link for recently deleted questions. This link does not provide the complete list. I was going through the reputation link and I noticed that I have a number of questions that ...
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Provide a way to search for a user's answers to closed questions

The only notification one gets that a question they've answered has met with others' dissatisfaction is when it has been deleted and their reputation is reduced. It would be nice if a user, who has ...
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Find question about integration of rational functions.

Is there a question in MSE with an answer containing the whole integration process for rational functions (on the reals)? Questions on the topic appear frequently. Every time I try to find a link to ...
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How can I query the question database?

How can I query the question database? For example, at this moment I would like to see the questions with 0 answers for the tag elementary-number-theory. Is there a query syntax? Are there more query ...
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Is searching a post with latex or MathJax possible?

The title of a post contains latex in Title with the help of which I wish to search for it. How is possible ? There was no luck with e.g., $y''y^3=1$ .
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Searching for questions asked between two dates

How do you search for a question asked between two dates? I know the tag of the question and some words from the question body.
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find a specific question on Main

I just answered another question on $2^4 = 4^2.$ Does anyone know how to find the question where someone had a decent conjecture on all rational solutions to $x^y = y^x?$ Turns out all rational ...
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Improving the search system

When recognizing some questions as duplicates, sometimes it is difficult to find the original question one remembers. For instance, I recently saw a question asking to prove that $$\forall x\in(-1,1),\...
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How can I make sure the problem I want to ask has not been presented before?

e.g. I have a question on proving an inequality statement. If I google it Google will not recognize it and if I use Math StackExchange'search engine, it will not respond. Thank you for your help.
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trying to search for $\int_0^1 \ln x \;dx$ [duplicate]

trying to search for $\int_0^1 \ln x \;dx$, as an example to be able to search, could not get any answers, is there a better way to search for this or that is as good as it gets for searching of latex?...
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Is there a way on MSE to search for previously asked questions using LaTeX code?

Before I post a question, I always try to see if it has been previously posted. But for some questions with mostly "math symbols" and few words, I find it difficult to search effectively. For example, ...
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How to search for links to a particular external site?

Setup: Cooler heads and wiser minds than mine, please consider. I came across a Question that struck me as chatty and not suitable for StackExchange, much less Math.SE. The initial response was ...
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Searching for questions closed as off-topic

I want to find questions that were closed because they were off-topic. So far the best I have been able to do is to search for closed:1 duplicate:no which finds questions that were closed, but not ...
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Latex not rendering properly in search

While searching for degrees of field extensions, I discovered that the Latex is not being rendered properly for this question, but only in the search. When I visit ...
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Searching for related content

Before I reply to a question I usually use the search function of math.stackexchange to find related content. I read the FAQ, I tried both ASCII and LaTeX code, with/without tags, but nothing beats ...
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Searching inside list of upvoted questions and answers

Does there exist a method to search inside the list of questions and answers that you have upvoted (or downvoted)? By list, I was referring to https://math.stackexchange.com/users/your_user_#/...
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Searching for a solution strategy

About a year ago (I think around October or November last year) there were a series of questions whose solution strategy set up a polynomial and used its roots to find the solution. I really liked ...
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Searching for an answer on MSE

I'm searching for an excellent answer on MSE about the intuition/interpretation of the binomial coefficient in combinatorics which arrived at the expression $\binom{n}{k} = \frac{n!}{(n-k)!k!}$ in two ...
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Is there a possibility to search for mathematical symbols in question titles?

So here is my question, First of all It is my first question on Metha so I am not sure if am allowed to ask this here if not please tell me and I will immediately delete the question. Furthermore I ...
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Is there any way to see my deleted questions or answers?

Previously I deleted some of my questions, I wonder if there is a way to see (only) my deleted questions?
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How to efficiently use Google to search Math.SE content?

Regulars know that the built-in site search often fails to find relevant posts. Using the same search term in Google and adding site:math.stackexchange.com tends to ...
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Search functionality not working at the Help Center

I've noticed the search functionality at the Help Center does not seem to be working, and it seems to be a Stack Exchange - wide issue. Is it just my imagination? I tried searching for terms like "...
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How can I find all questions that were migrated from a specific other SE site to Math SE?

How can I find all questions migrated from another SE site to Mathematics SE? Specifically I am interested in the ones that have originally come from Physics SE. So can somebody tell me how to find ...
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Is there a way to see all the closed or deleted questions?

Is there a way to see all the closed or deleted questions both in the main and the meta? I searched the meta to see if the same(or similar) question was asked before, but I couldn't find it. If the ...
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Excerpts in search results breaks MathJax fragments

For example: https://math.stackexchange.com/search?q=conditional+expectation+user%3Auser130272 The problem, of course, is that the excerpt extraction code apparently is not aware of MathJax ...
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How to get list of questions by status?

How to get a list of the questions according to status as: No answers. On hold, requiring improvement. With no up-voted answers (which number is advertised in the site but I can find how to access ...
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How to search for the question “what is the definition of =?”

It seems that the search engines (whether SE or Google) don't register the "=" punctuation mark, so it is not easy to find this Q. How I found it was by searching "definition of score:10" (because I ...
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Bug report: Search miscounts number of results, or won't display all results

I did a search for user:25554 is:a [automata]. The resulting page claims “19 results”: The page lists 15 results, and offers a second page: Clicking on the link ...
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What is the best way to search for a math equation on the internet?

I just asked the question: prove that $\int_{0}^{1}x^{-x}dx=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-n}$. I do not know of a good way to search an equation (nor did I know this equality is known as sophomore's dream) ...
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Visited questions are practically indistinguishable in search results

On the front page of the site, as well in most other views (questions, tags) the questions one has visited have a different, lighter color: rgb(20,93,138) compared ...
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User search didn't find the right emma

I thought to connect this user named 'emma', who I will call Emma #1, with another emma I thought I remembered, so I went to the user search page and put "emma" in the box. It found six, but none of ...
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How to browse or search comments?

SE is already very good in keeping each individual user's record on their questions raised and their answers posted. I am wondering is it also possible to keep track of their comments made too? Then ...
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filter answers by tags when viewing profile

This question is very basic so please bear with me. I cannot figure out how to sort or filter answers by tags when I view my history of posts and replies in my math.se profile. It has got to the point ...
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Searching for a formula

In reference to a previous comment, I was wondering about integrating MathWebSearch with SE.math.
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Solely one single entry per thread (question + answer) in search result.

Can the search engine return exclusively one entry/result for each thread (ie question + all answers)? The use of [questions] and/or [answers] wouldn't help because one but not the other might contain ...
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How to look up users' specific answers?

I am looking for a search function that describes users' answers with their tags as the variable. For example, if I wanted to look up Scott's answers with the restriction that it is limited to soft-...
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How can I view a recent interaction between me and a user?

I don't remember where I posted it, but I had a comment discussion with another user about the difference in the meaning of $\epsilon$. I don't know how to search for such a discussion.
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Proposed ranking questions by a function of time, up-votes for question, and highest up-votes of an answer

I recently posted Show that a metric space has uncountably many disjoint dense subsets if every ball is uncountable. and it quickly got up-votes, and then an answer with gaps was posted which got one ...