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I have upvoted many questions / answers, and my profile > votes > upvotes has 20 pages.

I am looking for a question which I upvoted long ago because I need it again, and I only know it contains a keyword: e.g. "current".

Currently, the only way I see to do this is to go to each page and search with my browser.

I propose that we have some way to filter only the questions that have that keyword.

Possible implementations:

  • an input field under profile > votes > upvotes (easier for newbs like me to find an use)
  • a search operator similar to the one that exists for favorites infavorites

Related to: How to search for an answer I voted for?, but this makes it more precise that I want to search by keyword, which is probably not required on the other question, since he accepted the profile > votes > upvotes answer.

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    In the future when you see any question you think is good and will be helpful in the future, instead of just upvote make it favorite also. You can search for favorite questions. – hims056 Mar 6 '14 at 9:50
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    @hims056 thanks! Thats a good workaround. But it would be better if I could click only once to upvote, since everything I upvote I like. – Ciro Santilli 新疆改造中心996ICU六四事件 Mar 6 '14 at 9:55
  • Another option is to add another advanced search operator like hasvoted:1 that will search only posts I voted for. – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Mar 6 '14 at 10:12
  • Agreed. I'll edit the question. – Ciro Santilli 新疆改造中心996ICU六四事件 Mar 6 '14 at 10:13
  • @ShadowWizard I suspect the can of worms marked 'allow the search engine to know vote ownership' is one that will not be opened lightly... – AakashM Mar 6 '14 at 10:13
  • @hims056 you're facing the same problem when you have X amount of favorites... – user221081 Mar 6 '14 at 10:13
  • @AakashM search engine has access to the live database as far as I know, with votes and everything. It doesn't mean it will show this information publicly, only to the logged in user. – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Mar 6 '14 at 10:15
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    @ShadowWizard - or downvoted:<userid>!! :) – hims056 Mar 6 '14 at 10:17
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    Copy of bounty message: If search operators like "upvoted:1" and "downvoted:1" are not too expensive to implement, they should exist. It makes perfect sense for users to search through the posts they found useful in the past. "Favorite" is not an answer: one can't favorite answers, and if one always favorites questions when voting, that in effect makes votes public. // (copied because the bounty message will be gone without trace in 7 days.) – user259867 Aug 31 '14 at 15:08
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    I kind of like this idea, but (setting aside the fact that I don't know how hard this would be to implement) I am struggling to come up with a name for the operators that's super clear. upvoted:1 and downvoted:1 don't work because they can mean 2 things: I upvoted the post, or the post has (any) up/downvotes. – Laura Sep 17 '14 at 20:24
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You just need to break down and use the Data Explorer.

Example: http://data.stackexchange.com/programmers/query/315385/find-a-question-containing-vim-that-i-have-upvoted

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    That's great and all, except that SEDE strips out up- and down-vote user IDs from its dump. You can't find upvoted questions that way. (You can find favorited questions, and since those will usually also be upvoted it may look similar, but it's not the same thing.) – Nathan Tuggy May 18 '15 at 18:00
  • So the results I got back are actually my starred answers? – Josiah Yoder May 18 '15 at 18:06
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    They're all your public votes. Favorites, bounties, close, delete, etc. See data.stackexchange.com/programmers/query/315395/find-my-votes for a better view. – Nathan Tuggy May 18 '15 at 18:10
  • Downvoting because this looks like a solution, but will actually miss the data you were really looking for (upvotes), as stated above. – NH. Oct 5 '17 at 16:51

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