What does the mystery text like user:328460 appearing in the search box mean ?

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  • I've also seen "node/add" mysteriously added to the search box on the home page as well. – gparyani Jul 3 '14 at 20:18

As I understand it, when you view someone's profile the site puts user:<USER ID> in the search box automatically.

You can use the automatically generated text to help quickly search for the user's posts that contain a certain keyword:

  • Click in the textbox, making sure the cursor is at the end of the text
  • Press Space then add your additional search keywords
  • Press Enter to begin the search

If viewing your own profile it still behaves the same way.

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It means you're searching for all posts from that user.

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