It is in the User Options. We should not have to set that option cause what if a New User doesnt want to have subscribed topics? Should they be forced to hunt down the option?
From what i know my option was turned on i had to turn it off cause i had well over 3,000 topics i was subscribed to. I still get topics coming back even after i have unsubscribed.
It isnt fair to anyone to mess with vB default settings. You say it should be but then we can get someone tomorrow who will say it should not be set to subscribe. So how do you make 2 people who have the exact opposite opinion happy?
To find your topics is also easy. This has also been described several time. Right click on your name. Open in new tab. From there click on Statistics. There you will see 2 options.
Find all posts from this member
Find all threads started by this member
Click either link will give you a full list of your topics started and posts made for roughly 6 months.
Again your Search question would yeild this same answer. The search function only works for keywords in posts. It doesnt go by member name. It goes by the stuff in the posts. So you would never find your posts by searching for your username. As that is not part of the search query.
There is the information you need to check. Click Stats and then click find threads.