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When I do a tag-only search on the site (e.g. [rails]), the search results page doesn't remember that on the results page. It would be nice if it did - that would allow me to add to the search criteria without having the re-enter the tags from scratch.

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Tag redirects (or directly visiting a tag page) will now populate the search box with the appropriate tag(s). – Nick Craver Feb 15 '11 at 18:32

We can't repro this.

I enter ...

+apples +oranges

... in the search box at the upper right, and then press Enter to search.

On the results page, the search box is now pre-filled with ...

+apples +oranges

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Sorry, I realized that the problem occurs when searching on tags only, not general searches. – Kevin Dente Aug 16 '10 at 22:12
This is happening if you are searching on tags like [soa] or if the search key is transformed to a tag-search when you just type soa. – Jonas Aug 16 '10 at 22:16
I'm not sure if this question is a feature request or a bug report. When you enter a text search term (in combination with a tag or not), the box state is retained. When only tags are searched (which goes to a tagged/xyz page), the box state is not retained. However, if you only search – Jon Seigel Aug 16 '10 at 22:39
@Jon It looks like an implementation, but not a bug. [tag] searches go to /questions/tagged/, while compound ones are /search?q=. To wit, you can duplicate tag searches without using the search bar, which is probably why it doesn't bother to update the search bar. – Grace Note Aug 16 '10 at 22:44
@jon that only applies to tags with top (n) status, however. – Jeff Atwood Aug 16 '10 at 23:30

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