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Can I search my comments using some keyword(s)?

I am trying to find some of the great answers and questions that I have seen in SO. Each time I have to go through each of my favorites/casts votes or comments to find it. That's pretty fancy time consuming thing. Perhaps I am missing some FAQ here..

Please share if there's already a way to search the inbox/comments given a keyword.

Edit: As per the supprotive comments. This can be a great feature. To feed my greed on the this feature, I would also say we include the following going forward:

  • Let user categorize them with their own tags (limited number of tags allowed for user based on reps)

  • Add into folders (with limited numbers of folders allowed per user based on reps) like in Google inbox ...

    Given some thught to the stackdatabase these greedy features might be too unfriendly...

But at most basic level: Key word search on comments and inbox would be more than enough.

  • Nope, there is no search facility for responses. Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:01
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    I'd say we should change this into a feature request to have comments be searcable. Considering that work went into the new search engine, and we clearly have is:question and is:answer operators, I think we should be able to index the comments and have an is:comment operator.
    – casperOne
    Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:05
  • @casperOne :) thank you! if it becomes a keyword search facility that would be so great. To feed my greed, you could even let us save them into folders :D or at least put our own tags to them
    – bonCodigo
    Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:07
  • Please go upvote this feature-request, change this into a feature-request for comment searching, then vote-to-close as a duplicate to point people to that feature-request. Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:10
  • You should make your edits into an answer on the other post also. Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:17
  • @LanceRoberts I have a very little idea of how answers work in meta... worry later get downvoted :$
    – bonCodigo
    Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:20
  • @bonCodigo, on a feature-request an answer is fine that gives alternates and specifics of implementation. Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:21
  • The unaddressed request to be able to search inbox/notifications has just been asked anew at meta.stackexchange.com/q/304078/215590
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Dec 6, 2017 at 3:16

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You can now search your favorites, but there is still no functionality to search comments or notifications.

Why don't you turn this into a feature-request for one or both of those? Actually, don't, here is one, right now it is improperly closed as a dupe of discussion question but I'll cast the first vote to re-open it.

  • +1 for finding a supportive post @LanceRoberts :)
    – bonCodigo
    Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:13
  • @bonCodigo, I really like the idea and if I remember will throw a bounty on it tomorrow. Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:17
  • sorry I forgot to accept the answer. So we can wrap the discussion here. ;)
    – bonCodigo
    Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 17:22

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