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I know that title is little bit strange, but I didn't find correct clarification in one sentence.

Recently, url:"" special search feature was announced.

I'd like if we could search for all questions/answers contains url to my question/answer.

Proposal 1:

Add something like "View all urls linking to your question/answer". It was proposed before but never realized/denied. It would show list like

http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/12121/search-features-list
http://google.com/?q=add+useful+search+feature+to+stacckoverflow

Proposal 2:

Add search feature to existing url searching. When I search for

url:"http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/98703/is-it-necessary-to-change-the-title-of-the-page-when-asking-a-new-question"

there are no results,because question-links formats are (maybe this question I'm writing will appear (?))

- http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/98703/is-it-necessary-to-change-the-title-of-the-page-when-asking-a-new-question
- http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/98703
- http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/98703/is-it-necessary-to-change-the-title-of-the-page-when-asking-a-new-question/#98703
- http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/98703/is-it-necessary-to-change-the-title-of-the-page-when-asking-a-new-question
- http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/98703/

etc... I know I can add wildchar (*) but it is complicated and slow

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I'm reluctant to add this because the feature already exists in the site itself. On the sidebar we have a Linked section that shows everything that the question, answers and comments link to, and questions that link to this one (it shows both directions).

So for your example question, simply go there, and you see this:

Linked section

Look at that second item, seem familiar? :) That's this question, since the URL appears in it.

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I'm probably blind, but what does have "clickable desktop ......" have to do with "Is it necessary...."? (I do not see any relationship (link(s)) between them) –  genesis Aug 21 '11 at 12:30
    
@genesis-φ - They're linked because of your comment on the "clickable desktop" question that links back, on this answer: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/99285/… –  Nick Craver Aug 21 '11 at 12:32
    
ah, nice :) Thank you –  genesis Aug 21 '11 at 12:35
    
I do not see it on main site: (phpcode.eu/images/1313931203.png) –  genesis Aug 21 '11 at 12:53
    
@genesis-φ - It will only appear if there are linked questions. –  Nick Craver Aug 21 '11 at 13:03
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