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FAQ: Best Practices for Searching CV

This reply illustrates a search strategy by means of an example. The strategy consists of an iterative procedure whose objectives are, in order, Discover appropriate key words and search terms to ...
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Where is our canonical answer to questions about normality of residuals and inference?

whuber pointed to a very nice search. It seems to me like the following thread is the most useful one for our purposes here: Regression when the OLS residuals are not normally distributed.
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How can I find questions where I and another user interacted?

From my own answer on WorldBuilding.SE to the question Is there a way to see my interactions with another user?: There are no easy ways, but you can use the StackExchange Data Explorer (SEDE) to find ...
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Finding question with an interesting comment about ReLU activation functions?

I believe I found it: Vanishing gradient vs. dying ReLU? (youtube video here). The reason you probably did not find the comment is because it was not shimao who ...
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How to search among my favorite questions

If you go to any search field on a Stack Exchange site, you would type <terms> infavorites:mine (or more generally, ...
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I read a question sometime ago but I can't find it anymore

It's possible the post or the entire thread was deleted, in which case it will be inaccessible to most (and difficult even for moderators to find). Let's assume that's not the case. Although our ...
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Revisiting my incompletes

See FAQ: Best Practices for Searching CV but here, if you said "I want to go this way eventually" (or something like) in the post itself, not in a comment, you could try site search with <...
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Most voted up answers at Cross Validated?

Use searches like score:100 is:answer wiki:no score:100 is:question Replace 100 by whatever lower threshold you wish to use. I like to add ...
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How do I see my deleted answers?

At high privilege levels (and I don't think there are any rep-related privileges you don't have), your deleted answers should normally appear in your "answers" tab of your activity page: That ...
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I read a question sometime ago but I can't find it anymore

@whuber has provided some good suggestions for search strategies. You may still have difficulty finding it, however, and as he notes, it could have been deleted. Given the apparent value of the ...
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Search for closed questions answered by a particular user

I found this script Answers to closed questions for user But there is a line that prevents all results from showing up ...
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Search: Problem with views:keyword in search

The views only relates to questions. For instance try user:me views:...1000000 which in my case only returns my questions and not my answers. So user 4505 must have never asked questions. Using ...
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How to find all unanswered questions in a particular tag asked within the last year?

(edited to incorporate amoeba's suggested improvement of my answer) Within CV you can pretty much get what you seek, for example i. you can easily get all but one of the things you seek, for example ...
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How can I save a search?

I'm not aware of any way to save a general search within the SE system. You can of course save a browser page and reload that, so that it has your favourite query. However, one thing you can do is ...
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How can I save a search?

I don't really know of a way to do that, although there may be one. I personally don't do anything like what you are describing. You might post a comment under an answer from someone who is ...
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Most voted up answers at Cross Validated?

@whuber has provided some good options. Let me address this more directly: If you are interested in answers, you can search for is:answer, then just sort by votes....
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Search for closed questions answered by a particular user

Apart from Sextus Empiricus' script, the query provided at Maths Meta post also essentially caters to your requirements. Here is the link to the script: basically it orders the posts as per the ...
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Search for closed questions answered by a particular user

https://stats.stackexchange.com/search?q=user%3A53690+is%3Aanswer+closed%3Ayes For details, please consult the search help page. To find a user's identifying number, look them up on the Users page.
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Revisiting my incompletes

If you used the same phrase each time that you wrote about your intention to revisit an answer later, you could do a search like ...
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How can I find questions where I and another user interacted?

I will add a SEDE query Have we met? - you can replaced the userids, I've put there two users as examples. This query was mentioned, for example, here: How deep can the dive into user's interaction ...
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