I struggled with finding my own question that finally was on StackOverflow. First, I had checked Unix & Linux, then AskUbuntu, then SuperUser.

I will not be the only one with that problem, there is some need for a cross Stack Exchange search through all of a user's questions.

I have found two similar feature requests:

How can I view all my unaccepted questions across SE? is the SEDE solution, which could be a workaround as well for this feature request here, I would like to know the SEDE that would work like this feature request. But better would be a new user filter in the cross Stack Exchange search.

It should work like this:

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The is:question filter works (here is the link):

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    Fun bit: user:me doesn't work but user:811 does work and that is only because Shog9 has the same userid on many sites. Atwood has 1 ....
    – rene
    Feb 5, 2021 at 14:57
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    Is there a way to search among all of my questions from all sites? – it turns out that I already wrote a query for exactly that. (I'm not using my dupehammer; this is a feature request, that is a support question.)
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Feb 5, 2021 at 15:23
  • @Glorfindel I still should have found it, I am lucky that it was "support" tagged. Feb 5, 2021 at 15:29
  • I should have found it before answering your question :)
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Feb 5, 2021 at 21:10
  • @Glorfindel I would say your answer is needed in both places. The SEDE query is like a first prototype of the feature. "It turns out that I already wrote a query exactly for that". That is the right 100K meta member! :) Thank you for your work. Feb 5, 2021 at 21:32

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I've written a network-wide search template SEDE query a while ago. You might want to give it a try. It searches through questions, answers and comments; feel free to fork it and adapt it to your needs.

This query shows your posts and comments across the network containing the word 'java'.

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    Great. works, but: loading time was > 1 min. That is perhaps the reason why it has not been put in the cross Stack Exchange search? Feb 5, 2021 at 15:16
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    Stack Exchange search is based on Elastic, which is faster than SQL for this kind of thing. Parallelization may also play a role.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Feb 5, 2021 at 15:19
  • Thanks, I have added the elasticsearch tag. Feb 5, 2021 at 15:21

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