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### 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:

[johnny]Some Topics


would only match questions with Some Topics that have user johnny as an author.

[johnny]


would show all questions/answers that johnny participated in.

### 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:

[johnny]Some Topics


would only match questions with Some Topics that have user johnny as an author.

[johnny]


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?