I'm sometimes looking for very low scored answers/question in order to find some VERY LOW QUALITY ones.

However, I can't do this with internal search. Why? Beacuse there are only 100 pages available in case there are more than 5000 search results.

If I fill "votes:-15" into internal search box, and I sort it by votes, the latest available post has 60 upvotes.

Can "search for posts with less than X score" be implemented, as opposite for already implemented special phrase votes: or at least deleted limit of pages ?

  • As an addendum, it would be even better if you could search for scores <=, >=, or within a range (5 <= score <= 10).
    – aardvarkk
    Feb 22, 2013 at 16:32

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I agree that it would be nice to add votes to Stack Overflow's search engine, but I don't think that it's really necessary. Why not just use the following Data Explorer queries?

  • 2
    Because data explorer queries hit months old data and aren't discoverable by most people...
    – Ben Brocka
    May 19, 2012 at 17:45

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