Search for "author" of question or answers
It would be nice to have the ability to search for questions or answers that a specific user has written, in a fashion similar to tags.
Yes, you can go to a user profile, but it is simply a list of q/a (which tops at 100 entries). It is not searchable.
Maybe a special separator would identify a user match; for example:
would only match questions with Some Topics that have user johnny as an author.
would show all questions/answers that johnny participated in.
I like the idea of using a "standard" notation like @user or #tag.
One thing to keep in mind: a username could actually have a space in it, especially with a LDAP type login, when the user name can be changed. Would have to deal with this eventuality - or disallow spaces in usernames.
A secondary point: Is the matching on username exact (i.e. must match) or could we do a partial match?