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I tried doing [tag:ruby+multi-threading] in a comment, and got , which looks on the right hand side like it's looking at a combination of and (in fact, pressing enter when you're in the search box gets you what you want), but gets zero results.

Ideally this should be fixed by allowing searches with multiple tags from comments, but otherwise, it should not give the misleading impression that it's searching by multiple tags.

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Comments are rendered on-demand, so checking to see if the tag was valid seems too expensive for such a case (keep in mind that + is valid in tag names, so a ruby+multi-threading tag could technically exist). That said, the search page shouldn't lie about what it searched for. – Tim Stone Apr 9 '12 at 23:49
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The bug here is that when multiple tags are linked, synonyms are not resolved to their master tag.

This url works fine:

But your example doesn't, because there is no on Stack Overflow; it is a synonym of .

We'll get this fixed.

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fixed now ... to be deployed later – waffles Apr 10 '12 at 6:17
// drunk, fix later – Adam Arold Oct 3 '13 at 12:16

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