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I want to know my very earliest/first chat post in a chatroom. Is there perhaps a way to search/view all my posts and sort the results?

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    Remember any words from the post? I think that's the only way short of digging through the transcripts – Asad Saeeduddin Mar 21 '13 at 4:14
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    The best I can think of was this. – hjpotter92 Mar 21 '13 at 4:17
  • @Richard Why did you delete that? Seemed to be working for me. – Asad Saeeduddin Mar 21 '13 at 4:21
  • @Asad because it only helped for finding your first chat message overall, not for a particular room. – Richard J. Ross III Mar 21 '13 at 4:24
  • @RichardJ.RossIII That's OK. It's actually possible to identify from the href on the anchor in each message what room its from. It should be possible to cook up a user script that labels each message with the corresponding chat room. – Asad Saeeduddin Mar 21 '13 at 4:28
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It isn't documented, but using a bit of query param hacking, you can page through your chat entries, for example:

http://chat.stackoverflow.com/users/427309/richard-j-ross-iii?tab=recent&page=36

Just keep guessing larger and larger page numbers until you don't get any more results :)

It'd be nice to have an official way to page, though.

This doesn't truly answer the original question, but hopefully it points someone in the right direction.

  • Well, if there's no official way, this might be the best. It did help, thanks. – user176088 Mar 22 '13 at 17:15
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    One never stop learning... this answer deserves more than meager 5 upvotes, will be fixed in 48 hours. :) – Shadow9 Nov 28 '14 at 6:53
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The first thing you want to do is get to the "info"-page of the chatroom you want to get your first message from. As example: The Tavern on meta:

Info-Page for meta

In the room-information panel you click on the "Search for messages containing"-Button. In the view showing up now you enter your username as demonstrated in following screenshot:

Searching the room

Then you search for something that's in almost every message you ever write.. like I, order by newest, go to the last page you see, et voilà:

Search results when Searching for 'I'

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