I am not yelling. I am specifically looking for the term SELECT!, that is SELECT<exclamation-point>. When I do a search and put "SELECT!" in the search box, I would expect to see results that include that EXACT phrase. Even Google fails with 'site:stackoverflow.com "SELECT!"'. Is this even possible with current SO search techniques?

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    So which is it? I can't be both a bug and a feature-request. Pick one.
    – ChrisF Mod
    May 15, 2012 at 10:38
  • Are you wanting to search in code, or in regular post text? May 15, 2012 at 10:40
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    Actually, you're wrong. It could be a bug, or it could be a feature request. If the issue is that search is not working properly, then it is a bug. If search is working by design, then it is a feature request. But I won't get in a tag edit war with you.
    – TheHurt
    May 15, 2012 at 10:42
  • For the second comment, either really. Is there a way to differentiate the search?
    – TheHurt
    May 15, 2012 at 10:43
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  • The search worked perfectly... you asked for SELECT NOT, which is what you got. Just sayin'.
    – slugster
    May 15, 2012 at 11:47
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    Google symbolhound, it may be useful... May 15, 2012 at 12:14
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    FWIW, you can search code blocks by using code:"SELECT!", but that doesn't work with post bodies and titles.
    – a cat
    May 15, 2012 at 12:36
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    @lunboks wow neat feature! Something new every day... :/ May 15, 2012 at 12:38
  • @Tim Symbolhound rules. Thanks.
    – TheHurt
    May 15, 2012 at 21:32


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