Is there a way to find self-answers with the advanced search?

Preferably, not using the data explorer and including results of all time and not just the recent ones with the new share your knowledge, Q&A-style

  • 2
    I'm inclined to say "No".
    – Matt
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:35
  • Why don't you want to use the data explorer?
    – Lix
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:41
  • @Lix I want flexibility with tags and keywords
    – ajax333221
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:43
  • You can have variables in your queries there...
    – Lix
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:44
  • @Lix to be sincere, I am pretty new to data explorer, never wrote a single query... It looks too confusing and I don't like asking to people to write things for me... It is so confusing that I will probably take less time searching them manually hehehe
    – ajax333221
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:48
  • Why don't you take an existing query and modify it to your needs?
    – Lix
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:49
  • @Lix maybe I am wrong, but I think all your 3 comments are kind of trying to insult me in a some way... I will try to ignore you >:(
    – ajax333221
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:52
  • @aja - If my comments came across as insulting, I apologize - this was not my intention. All I am trying to say is that the functionality you are looking for already exists in the data explorer and saying "I am pretty new to data explorer, never wrote a single query... It looks too confusing" is simply not a good enough reason for someone else to write you the query.
    – Lix
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:56
  • If someone wrote in a question on SO proper saying - "I am new to jQuery and the documentation is confusing so please help me write this in JavaScript" - it would not be received to well...
    – Lix
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:58
  • @Lix and now you are saying I am a "write me tah codez plx!" person?, I clearly said "I don't like asking to people to write things for me", that is actually one of the reasons I first tried to find an advanced-search way, because I know I won't have luck if I ask what you think I asked
    – ajax333221
    Jun 12, 2012 at 14:59
  • @ajax, for what it's worth, on my similar question, I received a helpful tip on just such a data explorer query.
    – Kirk Woll
    Jun 12, 2012 at 20:47

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Currently, there is no way to search for self-answered questions with advanced search. The only option is to use the Data Explorer.

Here is a search query that I wrote, which searches all answers to your questions. It can be used to find self answers as well.

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