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I mean to get back them, really I do. So, how can I view all my unaccepted questions across the Stack Exchange network?

Searching for user:me hasaccepted:0 works for a single site, but the search doesn't work the same way (it searches for the text). Is there any way to do this?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

You can use SEDE to achieve what you want by leveraging a cross-database query script. The following query does that for user Nate Kerkhofs:

---- accountid: Account on ! "In the url on"

-- create url from dbname
IF OBJECT_ID ( '#siteurl', 'P' ) IS NOT NULL 
    DROP PROCEDURE #siteurl;

-- create url based on dbname
create procedure #siteurl
   @dbname nvarchar(250),
   @res nvarchar(250) OUT
      declare @pos integer
      declare @rec nvarchar(250)
      set @res = @dbname
      set @pos = CHARINDEX('.', @dbname)
      if (@pos > 0 ) 
         set @rec = substring(@dbname, @pos+1, len(@dbname))
         exec #siteurl @rec,  @rec output
         set @res = @rec 
                  + '.' 
                  + substring(@dbname, 0, @pos) 

declare @accountid int = ##accountid:int##  -- 93484

-- all databases
declare  db_c cursor for select [name] 
                         from sys.databases 
                         where database_id > 5 -- skip master, temp, model, msdb, Data.SE

declare @db_c_name sysname   -- holds name of db after fetch
declare @sql nvarchar(max) -- holds build up sql string

-- result table
create table #all_questions ( site nvarchar(250)
                            , title nvarchar(250)
                            , qid int);

open db_c
fetch next from db_c into @db_c_name
while(@@FETCH_STATUS = 0)
    set @sql = N'use '+ QUOTENAME(@db_c_name) +';
declare @url nvarchar(250)
exec #siteurl ''' + @db_c_name  + ''', @url output
declare @userid int = null
select @userid = id 
from users where accountid =  '+ cast(@accountid as nvarchar) + '
if @userid is not null 
  insert into #all_questions
  select @url
       , title
       , id
  from posts p
  where owneruserid = @userid
  and p.posttypeid = 1 --Q
  and answercount>0
  and acceptedAnswerid is null

    exec (@sql)
   fetch next from db_c into @db_c_name
close db_c;
deallocate db_c;

select replace(site,'.StackExchange','') as [site]
     , 'http://' 
     + site 
     + '.com/'
     + 'q'
     + '/'
     + cast(qid as nvarchar)
     + '|'
     + title
from #all_questions
order by 1 asc

drop table #all_questions

The outcome of the query loos like this:

nate kerkhofs unaccepted questions

Keep in mind that SEDE is only refreshed once a week, on sunday.

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Here's some Python code that will run the query on each Stack Exchange site on which you have an account. For me it opens the search on each site in a separate tab (not a separate window), though that may depend on your browser's configuration. You'll need to plug your own username and id into You can change the days=60 code if you want to change how far back in time this looks. Hat tip to @psubsee2003's answer on my near-duplicate question for constructing a good model query string.

# This code requires the Beautiful Soup library, which doesn't come with Python.
# Depending on your setup you'll need to run something like `pip install beautifulsoup4`
# to get the library.
import datetime
import re
import webbrowser
import urllib2
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
from urlparse import urlparse

today =
old_day = today - datetime.timedelta(days=60)
date_str = "{}..{}".format(old_day, today)

soup = BeautifulSoup(urllib2.urlopen(""))
sites = set()
for tag_a in soup("a"):
    pr = urlparse(tag_a["href"])
    if re.match("/users/[0-9]", pr.path) and '' != pr.netloc:
for site in sites:
    url = "http://{}/search?q=user%3Ame+hasaccepted%3Ano+answers%3A1+lastactive%3A{}+".format(site, date_str)
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failing a site-side feature this is great. accepting untested. does this include meta sites? – d3vid Feb 24 '14 at 8:16
Yes, it does get meta sites. – kuzzooroo Feb 24 '14 at 12:44
BTW, this code requires the Beautiful Soup library, which doesn't come with Python. Depending on your setup you'll need to run something like pip install beautifulsoup4 to get the library. – kuzzooroo Feb 27 '14 at 14:52
@kuzzooroo You should add that last comment to the answer. – gerrit Feb 27 '14 at 22:56
@gerrit, I added a comment at the top of the code. Is that what you had in mind? – kuzzooroo Feb 28 '14 at 2:12
@kuzzooroo Good. – gerrit Feb 28 '14 at 4:42
I would not expect the average user on every site to have the technical skill to implement this answer. (Consider cooking.SE). May I ask that people throw their support behind this feature request here? – Travis Bemrose Apr 13 '14 at 23:29
I agree with @TravisBemrose in that a python snippet is not really easy to implement. I have worked with Python before, and even then, getting it to work is not simple: installing Python, changing your path, turning this into a snippet, finding and inserting your user ID... It's better than nothing, but it's far from usable. – Nzall Jun 30 '15 at 15:57

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