Hey all-

I just noticed that if you click on your username on the top bar, when your profile shows up, in the search bar at the top you'll find an explicit search for your user account. For my meta account, for example, I see user:157031 whenever I click on my profile.

Is this deliberate? If so, can I suggest removing that text? It means that I have to manually delete the contents of the search field if I want to do a search from my profile screen.


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    But how often does that happen in real life? I tend to think it's a nice feature that helps search newbies understand how searching for own contributions works – Pekka Mar 11 '11 at 0:25
  • Hmm... If I go to your profile page, the search box is populated with your user account number. Anyhow, I suspect this is by design. Interesting bugfeature. – Jon Seigel Mar 11 '11 at 0:27
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    It's by design, related to this similar change, but I can't track down a reference at the moment. – Tim Stone Mar 11 '11 at 0:48

This is by design -- it indicates that when you are on the user page of a given user, you can scope your searches to just that user.

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