Does the new search engine also support searching for tags incl. wildcard and additional search parameters, like

[silverlight*] is:question

Currently this results in an empty list.

I expected it to work like the auto-favorite feature when i add a tag with an additional * to favorite all tags that match that pattern.

([tag:prism*] -> or or )

NOTE: I know that i can omit the is:question parameter to get all questions in this case, cause [silverlight*] would be enough.

2 Answers 2


Seems to work for me! Try this!

It might have something to do with the build that just went out, maybe.

  • Uhhhh nice. Seems to work.
    – Jehof
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 13:22
  • @Jehof - I've been meaning to get wildcard support in for a while, just didn't get to it until this morning. They also work in an or chain with other tags and such. Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 13:24
  • The PS given by you is absolutely correct. I tried to search on Meta when this question was bumped but didn't work at that time.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 13:24
  • works really nice. small note: when searching for more tags (such this there s(c)hould be an or between c#-code-model and wpf in the tagged with section
    – Jehof
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 13:30
  • @Jehof - that's not an OR search...you have to explicitly put an " or " between them if you want posts tagged by any of those...current your search requires one tag from each wildcard to be a result. See that much higher result count here Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 13:32
  • ok, right. With "or" its right. What search have i done with my query?
    – Jehof
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 13:34
  • @Jehof - The post has to have one of each wildcard in your search so (A or B or C) and (D or E or F). This is the same as a normal [A] [B] search being an and, it must meet all conditions and a wildcard is a single condition (they can't work any other way...nothing is tagged with more than 5, so an and wildcard makes no sense). Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 13:36
  • Thanks for clarification. Now i understand how the search works.
    – Jehof
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 14:59
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    @NickCraver - Doesn't this question require a tag Status-Completed?
    – Himanshu
    Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 5:00

It only works on it's own,


But not as part of a larger query

[silverlight*] is:question
  • It is because if we type only tag name in search box, it redirects us to /tagged page instead of /search page.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 11:04

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