Nightky Sin just posted a duplicate of his original question.

I think I remember him asking the same question 2 hours after his first question. That question was most likely closed.

So my question is; how can I verify that this is indeed his third attempt at asking the same question all over again?

(And thus be a bit more harsh in pointing this out in the comments)

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You can find the user's ID (click on his/her profile) - yours is 2881. Then do a search in the ordinary search box. You will probably find that the user number is already filled in, in the search box:

Search for posts by a user

You can then add deleted:1/deleted:yes to search for deleted posts (if you have enough reputation):

user:2881 deleted:1

Or, you can search for closed questions with closed:1/closed:yes:

user:2881 closed:1

You can filter this even more by adding the is:question option:

user:2881 closed:1 is:question

A user that keeps asking low-quality questions will probably eventually encounter a question-asking block, as part of Stack Exchange's system for keeping questions of good quality. See What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

  • You didn't bring enough attention to the usefulness of the deleted/closed options. (Side note: only mods/10K+ rep users can see/search for deleted posts.) Oct 15, 2016 at 5:01
  • What do you mean by "usefulness"? Can you elaborate on how they could be used?
    – Nick Gammon Mod
    Oct 15, 2016 at 5:20
  • I don't seem to have enough reputation to search for deleted posts (except my own). closed:1 I can do. Nice to know SE will limit questions eventually. I guess I have to earn another 3879 points (-;
    – Gerben
    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:07
  • @Gerben I was wrong about the 10K+; it's 10K on a graduated site. Here, it's 2K, so you should already be able to do so (if I'm reading the docs right)... Oct 16, 2016 at 23:44
  • @NickGammon I edited your answer to reflect what I meant. Feel free to roll back/modify my edit, but I felt like it expanded the answer's usefulness without changing the meaning. Oct 16, 2016 at 23:46

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