Search seems to be broken,

Search does not return any results for <%#

I looked at :


But It did not help.

update: With more trial and error I turns out that if I do search like: "<%#" Then I do get results.

https://meta.stackoverflow.com/help/searching page says use quotes only for phrases, but quotes are needed in this case also.

I would like to suggest to update the search help page. As It is the first location people will look when their search fails.


I've added a note about searching special characters to the help center page about searching, but please note that the search page itself has a comprehensive list of search operators - click the "advanced search tips" on the right-hand side.

  • The thing is, the "advanced search tips" doesn't say that if you want to search for symbols/special characters, you have to enclose them in double quotes. – Old Checkmark Jul 18 '13 at 1:30

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