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This url hack really needs to be added to "Advanced Super Ninja Search Options" section on .

It will allow you to show only a bunch of questions with 'any' of the tags not 'and all these tags'.

So you can get things like

and even

which will set all those tabs to be just for those tags.


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One of the reasons we don't enable this so obviously is that you can generate some ENORMOUS queries for us -- imagine doing "show me all questions tagged c# or java".

It's fine for smaller tags, but on big tags it's kind of dangerous.

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Fair enough....thanks for the update! I'll keep it on the downlow 90) – Keng Nov 4 '10 at 19:48
Then only return the good questions. Duh! – user27414 Nov 4 '10 at 20:05
I've been ussing this URLs since I found the feature. It's a workaround for the missing "List by Interesting Tags" button. Your answer it's good in pointing out the potencial problems. But I don't think it's a developer answer... – user150068 Nov 4 '10 at 21:54

Personally, I'd rather see this implemented as a real feature. I shouldn't have to "hack" the URL to get something done.

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B yeah....that ain't happening. – Keng Nov 4 '10 at 18:45

You can hack the url this way, or vba?sort=newest&pagesize=50

Though I would prefer for the search box to handle it also.

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Does anyone know how to edit this to work in markup? – Lance Roberts Nov 4 '10 at 19:20
Have you tried using'excel'%20or%20'vba'?sort=newest&page‌​size=50 as shown with spaces encoded? That's what I get for directly entering the URL in the address bar. – Grace Note Nov 4 '10 at 19:23
@Grace, that worked thanks. – Lance Roberts Nov 4 '10 at 19:28
you don't need those single quotes, they are simply stripped – Jeff Atwood Nov 4 '10 at 19:46
@Jeff, thanks, I'll edit that in (or out). – Lance Roberts Nov 4 '10 at 19:53

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