I was trying to find an older answer of mine to this post on SO:

Purpose of private members in a class

I more or less remembered that it was about private members, so I ran a search for user:265143 private - the post was not found.

Then I tried user:265143 member - again without success.

Finally user:265143 private member turned up what I was looking for.

The list of results contained 11 posts for the first query and 19 for the 2nd, so the result lists are not supposed to be paginated. Also, I copied the search terms as they appeared in the Search box after the search returned, so I guess this is not an issue of a word being turned into a tag, as in this post, or omitted, as in here.

This is quite possibly a duplicate, but I just couldn't find any original - please let me know if there is one.


This works in the new search system, several search related bugs were resolved when we moved away from SQL full text search.


Interestingly, searching with quotes (as in user:265143 "private" or user:265143 "member"), or a plus sign (as in user:265154 +private or user:265154 +member) show your post.

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