I want to check if I have ever answered any questions asked by a particular user, by the user name. Is there a search syntax for this?

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    no, but there is a query that might help data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/108025/…
    – juergen d
    Oct 10, 2013 at 9:09
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    Remember we can't search anything by username(i.e. display-name) except users and leagues. We have to use user's ID to search.
    – Himanshu
    Oct 10, 2013 at 9:16
  • People change their display names a lot.
    – hjpotter92
    Oct 10, 2013 at 9:22
  • @hjpotter92, user id would work too.
    – noseratio
    Oct 10, 2013 at 9:23
  • @juergend, feel free to post your comment as an answer, I'd accept it.
    – noseratio
    Oct 10, 2013 at 9:24
  • You can use user:<id> in the search box in that case.
    – hjpotter92
    Oct 10, 2013 at 9:26

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Currently there is no search pattern that would return your desired results.

But you could use a query from the Data Explorer to get post where you ran into a specific user.

But keep in mind that the Data Explorer is not up-to-date. It is updated weekly.

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