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When I filter questions for example by http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/entity* and select the "newest" question tab and 50 questions per page right now the last question on the first page is "asked Mar 6 at 23:11". (Today is March 14 and the bunch of tags selected with the wildcard isn't that inactive normally.)

Selecting only one of all those tags (which should just be a subset of the wildcard url) by http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/entity-framework the last question on the page is "asked yesterday".

Is there a problem with the wildcard search or some other bug? Until yesterday it worked as expected for me.

Edit

It might be a sorting problem. The number of pages looks correct. However, at the moment page 3 for example ends with a question "asked Jul 20 '11" ...

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/entity*?page=3&sort=newest&pagesize=50

...while page 4 starts with a question "asked 19 hours ago":

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/entity*?page=4&sort=newest&pagesize=50

Edit 2

Another example: On this page 6...

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/asp.net-mvc*?page=6&sort=newest&pagesize=50

...hundreds of questions about ASP.NET MVC are missing (or the "newest" sort order is somehow different than it used to be):

Newest questions

No new questions about ASP.NET MVC(*) for 11 days?

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Seems to work as expected for me, just tried the examples... –  curtisk Mar 14 '13 at 16:34
    
Works fine for me; when you go to a tagged/entity* URL the wildcard is expanded into all the matching tags anyway. Clicking on the link you provided, I see 32k questions. –  Martijn Pieters Mar 14 '13 at 16:39
    
Make sure you selected the correct tab at the top (not 'Unanswered' for example). –  Martijn Pieters Mar 14 '13 at 16:41
    
@MartijnPieters: Yes, the wildcard is expanded, but the result is wrong. For example: This question (stackoverflow.com/questions/15389751/…) is not on the first page when using the "entity*" wildcard filter, but on the first page when using the "entity-framework" filter. Both with "newest" tag selected. –  Slauma Mar 14 '13 at 17:09

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The problem disappeared yesterday. Using tag wildcards works fine again.

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