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On meta we can have question like this: Burninate [variables] which contain text [....] but when I search for [...] in the meta search bar it assumes that I am looking for things tagged ...

How do we search for all questions that contain a tag in the title ** including** the braces without the search system searching for the actual tag?

I tried escaping the [ and ] with slashes, but that yeilded no results,.

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Use the title: operator, like in this search:

title:[variables]
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Hmmm but this search returns nothing: meta.stackoverflow.com/search?q=title%3A%5Bvariable –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jan 18 '13 at 15:32
    
I assume search considers [variables] as one word, and brackets aren't something it stems. If you want direct substring matching, your best bet is probably Data Explorer. –  Tim Stone Jan 18 '13 at 15:34
    
Ahh, ok then. Annoying that one has to use a database search to do a simple substring search.... –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jan 18 '13 at 15:35

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