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Is there a way to export all the content you've created in StackOverflow?

I'm looking at something similar to Facebook's Download Your Information feature.

It will be useful for personal backup, consolidation (in case you want to include them in a publication someday), or if you simply want to keep an offline copy.

If the site doesn't support it, any alternatives?

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You could use the API or the Data Explorer, although in both cases you will be missing deleted content.

If you want to grab your deleted posts as well, shoot us an email via the "contact us" link at the bottom of any page.

We may add a better way to do this in the future, but to start this should be sufficient.

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So the API allows you access to your own deleted content? –  psubsee2003 Apr 12 '13 at 15:57
    
@psubsee2003 I thought it did, but maybe not. Hold on, checking. –  Anna Lear Apr 12 '13 at 16:01
    
@psubsee2003 Nope, I was wrong. See my edit. –  Anna Lear Apr 12 '13 at 16:08
    
Great recommendations Anna. I suppose deleted content won't matter that much anyway. –  Ronixus Apr 12 '13 at 17:19
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I would very, very, very much like to have access to any content created by me that gets deleted, so please consider making this available. I am not alone, meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2645/… –  hlovdal Apr 12 '13 at 20:15

Interesting Question.
I went ahead and found that @jon.doe (jon.who?) answers for all 13 queries of the search query backup:

data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/queries?q=backup

Apparently, the differences are minor among the queries. And, right now, I have a 1.5MB .csv file with all my Answers (sounds profound, but no, we should measure jon.him to know the real weight).

Next step is building a WordPress plugin that converts it into blog posts, attribution et all, how not ;)
A starting point from Data Exploring: My answers (with body) ordered by CreationDate.

ohhh, my god, I think me just broke the internets trying to run that query on Mr. Skeet,
is SO ok?
I'll leave it for someone with more computing power than I

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mmm.. no, now that I'm parsing the dump, it's not my Answers' body that's coming up (and what I'm looking for), but the Questions'. Trying to find other queries. –  brasofilo Apr 13 '13 at 4:31
    
About the WordPress plugin, yup, I'd like to see that someday too. Actually most answers in SO are more than blog-worthy, even book-worthy! –  Ronixus Apr 13 '13 at 4:32
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I'm starting to lose the count of the plugin-worthy answers I've dealt with :) –  brasofilo Apr 13 '13 at 4:37
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FWIW, I forked My answers to order by a.LastActivityDate which I think is more appropriate, along with some unrelated changes. –  A-B-B Mar 11 at 22:49

As in current status of this site there is no mechanism for exporting your asked question and answered answer from user profile.

But you can use http://api.stackexchange.com/ for taking the user data.

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Thanks, but is it an acknowledged feature request that might perhaps appear in the future? –  Ronixus Apr 12 '13 at 16:01
    
@Ronixus May be...:) –  Naruto Apr 12 '13 at 16:02
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@Ronixus It might. :) There are no plans for this at the moment that I know of, but it could certainly happen in the future. –  Anna Lear Apr 12 '13 at 16:02

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