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I want all messages from a chat room which I ping to a particular user (conversation of me & user).

There are many users that changed their profile name and pic, so we can't identify those users. I just want all messages which I sent with @username to that user in a chat room. Is it possible to get all those messages?

Example: I chatted with this user some months ago, then he changed his name & profile pic. How can I find messages which I sent to this user?

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  • Have you tried the chat search feature?
    – Lix
    May 15 '14 at 11:13
  • What I type in search for field, I forgot that user's old name and also forgot that chat room.
    – CapDroid
    May 15 '14 at 11:17
  • If you don't know what to search for or even where, you'll probably have to go though all your chat messages.
    – Lix
    May 15 '14 at 11:18
  • @Lix I just want conversation of mine and particular users, is it possible ?
    – CapDroid
    May 15 '14 at 11:19
  • is SO database deleting some old messages?
    – CapDroid
    May 15 '14 at 11:29
  • That search will look for messages by droid_dev - messages where he mentions you. I think you meant to do the other way around.
    – Lix
    May 15 '14 at 11:31
  • @Lix no, he changed his name so I can't got old messages..by the way thanks. first query is fine.
    – CapDroid
    May 15 '14 at 11:32
  • I don't think it's possible, the @name is integral part of the chat message itself and there's no record as far as I know of the "pinged" user. May 15 '14 at 11:53
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You can execute a search query with some useful parameters:

https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=QUERY&user=YOUR_USER_ID&room=ROOM_ID

As you can see, it is possible to specify which user's messages you want to search (who sent the message) and also in what room.

Other than navigating directly to that URL, you can fill in a search form when in the chat area on the chat sites. For example:

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  • What I type in search for field, I forgot that user's old name and also forgot that chat room.
    – CapDroid
    May 15 '14 at 11:18
  • add this query in your answer.
    – CapDroid
    May 15 '14 at 11:35

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