I wanted to search for Windows 7 on SU; get a notion of what the FAQ were and so forth.

However, searching for Windows 7 yields simply Windows in the search engine.



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This does correctly map to now, as we do a guess on the top (n) tags based on a few heuristics -- even combining words when you enter two, etc.


How curious. Searching for any single-digit number results in the search requesting that you enter some text in the search box.

  • yes, all single digit numbers are stopwords Commented Jul 27, 2009 at 17:17
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    Wow, that has to be the most link per word post I've ever seen.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Jul 27, 2009 at 17:44

The tag definitely exists, so the search will auto replace your search with that tag. What you want to search for is , which is the actual tag.

Note: Usually the response is, "Use Google." But, Google's not an Ewok yet, as evidenced by the nothingness I found.

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    Yes, but I'm expecting a search for Windows 7 to be smartly guessed and replaced by the correct tag. Commented Jul 27, 2009 at 17:05
  • Also, Ewok? Google isn't a fuzzy sapient on a moon of Endor? No...really? O.o Commented Jul 27, 2009 at 17:08
  • @Paul: Yes, we've needled Jeff incessantly about the search. Also, it was a joke about the fact that SU is "letting in the Ewoks." Observe: blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/07/…
    – Eric
    Commented Jul 27, 2009 at 17:10
  • Clearly, it's a Monday. Commented Jul 27, 2009 at 17:12

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