I have a whole bunch of people I would love to follow or at least check out on Stack Overflow. I know them from places like Github as well as personal friends. However I am having a really hard time finding them even though I know e.g. their Gmail address and that they use OpenID via Gmail to login and their full name.
How come this is so painful? Note that I don't want to have to fuzz around with the data explorer just to find a friend of mine on Stack Overflow. What am I missing? Is it just not there or just not working properly?