I have answered quite a few questions and what is bothering me more and more is that there are no search tools to sift through my answers. Some new questions overlap to some extent with old, answered questions and I really need some tools to sift through my answers now and then to look them up. Also, it happens now and then that I think a new question is a duplicate question, because I believe to have answered a similar question, but I simply can't efficiently look back through my answers list to identify the suspected duplicate question.

It would be awesome to be able to filter my answer list using a specific tag. When searching for questions, this feature exists, but does it exist for sifting through one's own (or another user's) answers (and perhaps questions)?

Are there perhaps tricks in Google to sift through answers of a specific user on a specific SE site?

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    $\begingroup$ The help page for advanced search will solve all of your problems. Clicking 'Advanced Search Tips' at the top right of your page of search results will also give a short summary of search options. $\endgroup$ Jan 16, 2016 at 23:17

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That is an easy one!

Under Activity on your profile, click on the tags menu:

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Then from there click on any one of the tags you are interested in and it will show you only your posts related to that tag.

Another way to accomplish the same thing is to use your user id and the tag you are interested in in the search box, so if you did

user:9943 [neuroscience] action potential 

you would get the 31 results of questions and answers about neuroscience that were about action potential that you posted.

user:9943 [neuroscience] action potential is:answer

you would get the 29 results of only answers about neuroscience that were about action potential that you posted.

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    $\begingroup$ Holy smokes!! awesomeness :-D $\endgroup$
    – AliceD Mod
    Jan 15, 2016 at 22:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Christiaan It's not like I am stalking you or anything... just showing you how to use the tools. :-) $\endgroup$
    – AMR
    Jan 15, 2016 at 22:33
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    $\begingroup$ and much appreciated it is :) $\endgroup$
    – AliceD Mod
    Jan 15, 2016 at 22:38
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    $\begingroup$ You can also use 'user:me' in the search field for any search directly $\endgroup$ Jan 16, 2016 at 9:16

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