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Serverfault (and other Stack Exchange sites) provide a search function. One of the search modifiers for the search function is the 'user:' modifier. It looks like though, that this modifier fails to work with user names (the modifier only works with 'numbers uniquely assigned to each user'). Is forbidding to search the site by usernames on purpose or there actually exist some functionality that I don't know of?
Mar 26, 2012 at 12:51
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You are correct. You must lookup the UID first and use that if you want to use the built-in search.
Otherwise I use Google all the time like
site:serverfault.com "Chris S" other terms
Mar 26, 2012 at 12:53
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If you want to search based on a user, then just click on their name. Then use the provided search box.
Mar 26, 2012 at 22:26
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