Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

When one searches for an user's questions when there are no results, e.g. like this:

, then a Google search is offered. However, this Google search gives an error:

user:1234 was dropped from your search because it is not supported for
this type of search.

I guess this is because Google has reserved key:value keywords for use in like

Anyway, I honestly think it would be more user-friendly if either a Google search link in this case is removed, or that the user:1234 part is removed.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Starting with the next build, if the search includes any advanced search options (option:value format), we'll omit the google search link...which we agree wouldn't be very useful in these narrow search situations anyway.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .