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If you search for delete this, the second keyword doesn't appear in the search results. I suspect this is due to typical search optimizations, but depending on the context, it might be of interest.

I couldn't find any way to force the keyword to be taken into account (usually with quotes or a plus).

Does such a syntax exist? I think the search engine should emphasize that the keyword has been removed. I know this is a really specific search, but I'm sure we can find other examples (especially in the programming area).

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And yes, I've read stackoverflow.com/search. The "+" doesn't work here. –  Warren Seine May 23 '11 at 19:40
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It seems "this" is a stop word. It doesn't answer your question, but it seems to be the post you were looking for: Is it safe to delete this? –  Rick Sladkey May 23 '11 at 20:01
    

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

May be it's the time to use Google for this case

site:stackoverflow.com "delete this"

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That's a calid workaround so I'll put it as solved. Still, this is not the answer to the original question. –  Warren Seine Jun 24 '11 at 8:30
    
@Warren, you don't have to accept it for that case I think. –  YOU Jun 24 '11 at 8:32

The syntax: "delete this" works just fine for me:

     http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=%22delete+this%22

As does the syntax "delete" "this":

     http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=%22delete%22+%22this%22

In neither case is the word "this" is filtered from the results.

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I can assure you it doesn't for me. this never shows up in the search results. –  Warren Seine May 25 '11 at 10:24
    
@Warren: You don't get questions like this one, and this one, and this other one in the search results? Those are all about delete this. –  Cody Gray May 25 '11 at 10:25
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Yes, they appear, but I have to scroll down a lot. There are much less popular/pertinent questions before. Since this is never highlighted, I highly suspect they only appear because of detect. –  Warren Seine May 26 '11 at 18:43

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