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 include.
Find questions and answers related to these terms. Mine them for related terms (which might be new or unfamiliar: that's ok).
Refine the search by ...
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 site offers some useful search options (such as searching according to question or answer, number of votes, and so on) it can be useful to exploit Web search ...
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 posted, but Jan Kukacka (see here).
I recommend watching this talk by Moritz Hardt (youtube.com/watch?v=l1YxQ1Od1Y0) where he explains that ReLU in fact does not solve the vanishing gradient ...
If you go to any search field on a Stack Exchange site, you would type <terms> infavorites:mine (or more generally, <terms> infavorites:<user number> for someone else's favorites). For more on advanced options for searching SE sites, see the help page on searching.
Here is an example searching for threads about the LASSO in your ...
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
or user:me to-do and variants. But if you might have said so in comments, site search do not see in comments, so then use google (or some ...
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 these things. I made a few very simple queries with a few examples that I could remember at the top of my head. You can switch whether you are looking at the ...
Use searches like
score:100 is:answer wiki:no
Replace 100 by whatever lower threshold you wish to use. I like to add wiki:no to these searches to skip over the favorite jokes, etc.
For more information, visit the advanced search help page.
My feeling is that questions along the same lines are going to get answers along the same lines—better to encourage distinctive questions if we want the answers to have wider coverage. We try to do that by linking to duplicates & near-duplicate questions & asking what's not covered in the answers there.
I find it counter-productive when I ...
..we'd increase the probability that whoever is looking for an answer will find this Q&A in Google or SE search, and will be satisfied with a complete comprehensive answer.
I guess the result of this idea would not work as expected. It indeed could increase the probability of such posts being found, but would that stop duplicate questions being asked?
@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 information that was contained in the thread, and the difficulty finding it, another possibility is to ask a new question of your own. You could ask a question ...
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 shading is for a deleted answer.
I don't remember when that happened for me. [Edit: Actually, it turns out this is really only useful for moderators]
At lower ...
The views only relates to questions.
For instance try
which in my case only returns my questions and not my answers.
So user 4505 must have never asked questions.
Using some more advanced query on the database (matching answers with the views for their parent questions) you could obtain the information you look for.
(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 if you type [nonparametric] answers:0 into the search box and click the "recent" tab you get this search, which is the most recent questions in the ...
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 set your favourite tags.
Your favourite tags show up in the right hand sidebar under the "hot meta posts" section --
(those are ones I set a while ago but ...
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 successfully doing what you want and ask them to respond here, if no one does after a while.
For what it's worth, if I wanted to do something like that, I would ...
It's clear policy that exact duplicates should close (since we want to be able to find the best answer or answers to that question, not just an answer).
I think the question should be retained* so that the different ways of asking a question lead to the same answer. As far as I understand, that's the typical case.
*(I think dupes should almost never be ...
It's possible to extract the number of bounties awarded (regardless of reputation transferred) with this query. The top 10 questions by number of bounties + 1 for an accepted answer are:
Examples where method of moments can beat maximum likelihood in small samples?
Conditional inference trees vs traditional decision trees
Negative binomial regression ...
Are you familiar with the Advanced Search options? They help a lot filtering questions (and answers).
For example, if you want to search for questions with accepted answer type in the search field box:
hasaccepted:1 (click me).
To search for questions with accepted answers and which were not closed or put on hold type:
hasaccepted:1 closed:0 and so on ...
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
user:me I want to go this way eventually
or similar; the code user:me restricts search hits to only posts you've written, and then you can include whatever search terms you like as normal.
There are good answers here with respect to your explicit question. However, implied by your overt question is a latent question 'how can I find more of the best CV questions and answers than just surfing the main page?' Should you be interested, one strategy is to skim through the list of recent badges on the badges page for nice (etc.) questions and ...