I want to do a search on StackOverflow for a few terms, but also by user, since I know which user referenced the item I'm looking for.

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Use the user operator:

user:id a few other terms

where the id is a numeric ID (not username) or the keyword me (to indicate yourself)

See: Search Options

(it's one of the operators listed under "Advanced Super Ninja Search Options" )

  • It needs to be pointed out that id means numeric id as found in the URL of your user page. Users confused about this trying to use their alphanumeric login name will NOT get this information from this accepted answer.
    – kmarsh
    Apr 14, 2010 at 14:34
  • ok that's great, but how do you find out someone's userid to begin with if all you know is their username or a substring of their name?
    – greatwolf
    Dec 28, 2010 at 21:56
  • @Victor T.: you can search the users list; if multiple users match, you have your work cut out for you...
    – Shog9
    Dec 28, 2010 at 22:58

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