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When searching, it is easy to hit the 140 character max length on the search box:

But by removing the maxlength attribute, this can be bypassed, with the search still working perfectly:

Also, the search box at the top of the page (as opposed to on a search page) has a 240 character limit:

I propose removing the maxlength attribute from both search boxes, as I see no reason to restrict this.

Doing so allows for longer searches with no consequence.

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    But but but you won't be able to tweet your searches!
    – Oded
    Jul 5, 2013 at 11:41
  • @Oded (I know it's a joke) The URL itself though, is more than 140 characters ;) Jul 5, 2013 at 11:45
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    @Oded Twitter automatically shortens URLs. BRO, DO YOU EVEN TWEET?!?? Jul 5, 2013 at 12:04
  • @BilltheLizard - What gave it away?
    – Oded
    Jul 5, 2013 at 12:06
  • @BilltheLizard Hahaha, I also didn't know that, for the same reason as Oded. Jul 5, 2013 at 12:12
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    didn´t know that i can do not search for tags
    – Jehof
    Jul 5, 2013 at 12:51
  • I imagine this has more to do with the processing power required to parse 240 characters, and the added selectivity-cost of such a query. Oct 14, 2013 at 18:33
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    Bumping this with a bounty, I would really like this as well. It's a simple change of a value, unless there are pressing concerns this is an easy fix. Feb 21, 2014 at 0:30
  • It became 240 :)
    – nicael
    Nov 29, 2014 at 18:58
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    Can we get an update on this?
    – Mast
    Jul 24, 2019 at 6:53

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Seconded. In the meantime, here are a few workarounds:

  • Bookmarklet

javascript:void($("input").removeAttr("maxLength"))

  • Data Explorer Query

https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/142621/questions-with-only-one-tag

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