I searched for [git] import, but the top results only contain the word "important", rather than the expected results about importing data into a Git repository:


It looks like Stack Exchange's search is overzealously stemming the search query, since "importance" is a legitimate (but literary, and very unlikely in a search query) sense of the word import.

I know I can work around it by using double quotes to disable stemming completely; the spurious stemming is a bug.

  • There's no bug here. @ShaWizDowArd's answer is correct. – Ben Collins Jun 18 '13 at 16:44

Double quotes are your friend!


To search for whole words, just wrap with quotes same way like when using Google.

  • I know I can work around it; the bug is the spurious stemming. – Mechanical snail Jun 10 '13 at 7:46
  • OK, I see now. Fair enough, though it's quite minor issue in my opinion. – Shadow9 Jun 10 '13 at 7:48
  • There's no bug here. – Ben Collins Jun 18 '13 at 16:22
  • @Ben I agree, you'll have to convince the OP. – Shadow9 Jun 18 '13 at 16:32
  • @ShaWizDowArd nope, there's no bug tag anymore ;-) Just like that! – Ben Collins Jun 18 '13 at 16:43

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