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There are three that seem to be out of place on

noanswers:1 closed:1 wiki:1

I suggest it would make more sense to not require the 1 (since it doesn't seem to have any semantic meaning) and reword the grammar so it was either

noanswers: closed: wiki:

or better

answers:no status:closed type:wiki

or even

answers:yes closed:yes type:wiki

(Even as synonyms would be great. I am not a computer. yes or true is nicer than 1).

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

This got addressed when we rolled out ElasticSearch (or at least some time between 2009 and now):

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I like the last suggestion better, but would suggest:

answers:n (where n is the number of answers desired)

Also, there should be a status:deleted option...

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I agree - yes and no seem to make more sense, as in

Although maybe shog's suggestion would work better:

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The parameter does have meaning: for noanswer, closed, and wiki you can use 0 to get the opposite result.

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Presumably because it is being compared to a boolean...which suggests that there is a simple query composer at work here. – dmckee Jul 29 '09 at 18:58
updated question – Michael Pryor Jul 29 '09 at 20:24

Because the creators have spent too much time programming in C. In C, 1 means true, 0 means false.

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