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I appreciate your work and am looking forward to using it; it seems that I am not alone in this, given that your post currently has 12 - 1 votes. There is one problem though: starting by the end of August, you have posted on MSE a number of answers that only advertise your search engine and point to duplicates found with the said engine (half of those ...


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This does not address the question at all, but perhaps we could make a list of names which are frequently mis-spelled (or have variant spellings/Romanisations). Please add more to this post, but try to keep the list in "alphabetical" order and include a link to a math.SE search for each variant. Perhaps put in bold the correct/preferred spelling, if any. ...


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Approach0 Searching for a specific formula is often rather difficult. A tool which is very suitable for this is the Approach0 search engine. Some basic information can be found in Guide for New Users (which contains also animations of some examples). If you want to know more about the project, you can look at the documentation. Approach0 uses mathquill ...


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See my side-project, it is an open-source math-aware similarity search engine. http://approach0.xyz I am hoping someone interested can join and form a community to push this project forward, this is the reason I am posting here. If you are interested at this project, please follow it on twitter: https://twitter.com/approach0. Approach0 will post updates ...


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I just tried putting [number-theory] or [elementary-number-theory] in the search box, and it seems to work. I get 8,011 questions tagged (number-theory) or (elementary-number-theory).


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Under your profile, there is a tab called "activity." Under this you will find several filters. One of them is "comments."


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Yes, you did your part, so feel free to add it. In fact, to make it easier for folks to find it in the future, you can add statements like I tried googling for "keywords", but could not find it. (i.e. add some keywords to your question for easier searching in the future).


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It seemed to me as a good idea to make a CW answer where Math.SE users could add the problems they stumbled upon while using this search engine. (EDIT: And we can also use this chatroom for discussing Approach0-related issues and searching for questions in general.) I was unable to enter things like $\Bbb N$ $\Bbb N$, $\mathbb R$ $\mathbb R$, $\mathcal S$ $\...


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What if we created something like a "Wiktionary" for equations? A peer-to-peer site with a huge database of equations, linked to each other, with some description, their names, their related equations. Blind to change of variables and substitutions, blind to alternative forms and notation, indexed, commented, and with clear links to Wikipedia (and other ...


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No. There are lists (on the meta and the main, separately) which you can access if you have 10k points or more, through review and then clicking tools and choosing the appropriate tab. These lists, however, do not include everything, they are limited in both time range and length. The lists go only as far as 30 days the most. On the main site, however, due ...


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One thing which we should keep in mind is that duplicates might be useful. They improve the chance that another user will find the question, since with each duplicate another copy with somewhat different phrasing of the title is added. So if you spent reasonable time by searching and did not find your question, it is not such a bad thing if it is later ...


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In my opinion, one should not get into the habit of equating Greek and Roman (English) letters. (There is no equivalent of $\psi$ or of $q$; $\lambda$ is a Lagrange multiplier but $\ell$ rarely is; $x$ is an unknown but $\xi$ is something special, etc etc.) Searching for "h(kappa)" restricted to the Math StackExchange (or even not) does give the desired ...


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There is the search page but it is not very helpful without further explanations, so let me walk you through the procedure that works best for me: My goal is to find all questions that Georges Elencwajg answered in the complex-analysis category. I go to Georges's user profile page (looking for the name on the users page here if necessary): You see that in ...


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LaTeX titles, etc. certainly affect Google search results. For a very obvious example, search for "$\sec^3 x \, dx$" site:math.stackexchange.com. This demonstrates that Google looks at the raw LaTeX code, not the rendered result. (This is somewhat obvious after thinking about it, but it can be somewhat easy to overlook.) This means that you can search ...


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See my side-project, it is developing its indices currently. http://approach0.xyz I will publish its first release when the entire math StackExchange is indexed. Also, I am hoping someone interested can join and form a community to push this project forward, this is the reason I am posting here, even if this project is not fully ready for public using. ...


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Add "user:me is:a" to your search parameters.


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Users with 10K reputation can access the Protected Questions list. You can find this by going through the "review" link in the top bar, then choose the "Tools" tab and then the "stats" subtab, and finally looking at the "Links" towards the bottom of the page. The SEDE can also be employed to find protected questions via the PostHistory table. Here's a ...


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You were only looking at the reputation earned during the current month: Click on the "all" to get cumulative reputation (modulo caching):


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You can limit search to your own questions by adding the user: toggle. To search for one's own posts we can use user:me. For posts of other users use user:##### where the ##### is replaced by the user number of the user (you can find it out by hovering your mouse over the user's name card, the number is the first number that appears in the URL. For example, ...


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For example, I want to see all questions posted in sequences-and-series in September month of 2016. You can used built-in-search for this. The modifier created:2016-09-01..2016-10-01 returns only posts from September. (I have added one more day to be on the safe side - and also to make this easier to modify.) If you are interested just in one month, you ...


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Here are some techniques that I find very useful. When composing posts I explicitly insert keywords that will aid me in quickly locating the post by searches. For example, I strive to include commonly attributed names of theorems or identities, and when such names have alternate spellings I include all of them, e.g. l'Hôpital and l'Hospital, or Besicovitch ...


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This search is now allowed, for example you can search for "0^0" or more relevant here since the start of it's latex: ["$0^0"][2]. We'll see how we can improve the "at the start/end of latex" since that `$` delimiter gets in there as part of the term. It's better since you can at least find it at all, but searching latex we'll need to take a closer look ...


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You can: search your comments by keyword (the keyword can be the other user's display name, or something that was mentioned in the discussion) get the list of your comments under posts by a specific user browse all your comments


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There's nothing in the site search capabilities that would allow this, although the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) would allow you to create a query to achieve this goal. The only caveat here is that the data in the SEDE is only updated once every week (Sundays at about 03:00 UTC), and so what the query retrieves may not accurately represent the current ...


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Besides browsing specific tags, you can also go to the Unanswered list. You can also filter that list and show only questions that have at least one of a list of tags, for example: https://math.stackexchange.com/unanswered/tagged/word-problem+arithmetic+fractions+average+algebra-precalculus+dice+angle+area?tab=newest


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Google You can simply use Google with the restriction to this domain, using (in addition to the search query) site:math.stackexchange.com. (Of course, you can also use any other search engine where this restriction is possible.) For example, you can use the search: triangular numbers site:math.stackexchange.com to get to relevant posts about triangular ...


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Lists of questions There are also various lists of questions which might help when searching for some topic (some of them generated by the Stack Exchange software, some of them created manually). If you click on ask question and fill at least the title (perhaps also tags) the software generates a list of questions that are similar. As pointed out by some ...


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You can use the normal search with the specification "infavorites:mine". When you are viewing search results, look at the "Advanced Search Tips" to the right of the search input field. To search in someone else's favorites, use "infavorites:13854" where 13854 is replaced with the person's MSE id.


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