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When I search for "python", I see other closed questions, but not Hidden features of Python. Why isn't it shown? How can I search for it and other hidden highly-voted questions?

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That's taken care of. Just go to and type "python hidden features" and take the first hit. They need the help, you know. – Uphill Luge Apr 4 '12 at 23:44
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It was given a historical lock, which means that it no longer appears in certain lists.

When you search for "python", your search is automatically redirected to the list of questions tagged because it is one of Stack Overflow's top 40 tags. Questions with historical locks apparently don't appear there anymore, but they are supposed to appear in searches.

You can work around this by searching for questions both tagged as and containing "python". The quotation marks stop the system from converting it to a tag search.

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Or just search for hidden features of python -- anything that ends up on the search page and not a tag page – Michael Mrozek Apr 4 '12 at 23:44
thanks the containing "python" trick is what i was looking for. – ChessMaster Apr 4 '12 at 23:47

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