When I write an answer, I like to get a particular answer I wrote earlier for reference. But when I go into my activity tab in the profile page, I do not have any way to find out which answer it is. I do not want to favorite all the questions I answered, so it would be a great idea to be able to search through my answers. It will be awesome if it would let me to search for a specific tag or answer I wrote within a specific time-frame.

Something like this:

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You can use the main search box for this, with the search query user:me is:answer <query>.

For example, this search should return all of your answers tagged on Stack Overflow. For additional advanced search options, check out the advanced search help.

  • 3
    Nice, I didn't know me was shorthand.
    – Aaron Bertrand Staff
    Jul 18, 2012 at 17:42
  • What if I want to find all my answers to questions that don't have accepted answers? I tried user:me is:answer hasaccepted:no, and it only showed my own questions. If I add isaccepted:no instead, it returns a list of my answers that weren't accepted, but includes answers from questions that do have some other accepted answer.
    – Mogsdad
    Apr 27, 2013 at 12:47
  • I like this, but this could / should be more obvious. Don't you think so? ;) Jul 29, 2013 at 20:05
  • @Fabian: I agree. Or what would be useful is the ability to save such queries as templates in your user profile so you don't have to remember the syntax, just invoke them.
    – Matt
    Dec 18, 2013 at 12:18

Enter in the search:

user:<your user id> is:answer TVP

For example, my user id is 61305, so to search for "TVP" in my answers only:


Your user id is 40521, so to search for "foo" in your answers only:


As for date range, doesn't look like it. They're not mentioned on the advanced search options, and this question seems to imply the ninja stuff is missing date range queries too, but offers some potential workarounds.

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