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

http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=user%3A1234+foobar

, 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 site:somewebsite.com.

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.

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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.

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