I was led to believe that
-[tag] would do this, but it doesn't appear to.
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Tag search functionality is... limited... and completely broken in many complex cases when using the
Your best bet is to keep the search as simple as possible. Most of what you need to know is covered in my bug report here.
To summarize, here are some common cases you might try when doing an advanced search:
I could swear I had a comment discussion with Jeff about the ~ operator leaking out those
Anyhow, with the wildcards, even the erroneous expansions don't seem to produce correct search results... so at this point, don't even bother trying that. Wildcard searches on their own or in combination with other
You can, but a query cannot have merely a not clause.
is disallowed, but
SOMETHING AND NOT OTHER
You can only do this with tags alone using
So this will work:
The above selects all
If you try and add a search term it will only look like you're selecting questions that are not in a tag.
For example to try and search "open link new window" in
This will not work.
This will take you to a page that says
You can try Google with something like: