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When I tried to show unanswered JavaScript questions not related to jQuery on SO, it showed on the right that it was showing questions tagged with " not " (example). However, both the number of questions and the actual questions shown do not correspond to the description given by the page. Is this just me, or is this actually a bug?

Bug with unanswered section using not term: javascript -jquery

EDIT: doesn't just affect Stack Overflow (example with Programmers.SE):

Programmers.SE issue

EDIT 2: This does not affect the "or" operator - [javascript] or [jquery] works fine.

  • Are you still getting the same behavior? – asheeshr Aug 18 '13 at 9:47
  • @AsheeshR I do, and it's not just caching, e.g. this question appears on page 5 (a lot further by the time you read this) and it's never been tagged javascript. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Aug 18 '13 at 9:52
  • Odd. This works fine, and this. cc @Gilles – asheeshr Aug 18 '13 at 10:26
  • It seems like when I click on "Unanswered" section after a search, SO "forgets" about my search (meaning it returns all unanswered questions). In addition to that, the URL becomes stackoverflow.com/unanswered (tested on Firefox 23 on Win 8) – Old Checkmark Aug 18 '13 at 10:28
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    Though in view of the other sections (Tags, Users, Badges) I guess you're not supposed to be clicking on anything not under "Questions" – Old Checkmark Aug 18 '13 at 10:30
  • @OldCheckmark Same for me. – asheeshr Aug 18 '13 at 10:33
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The unanswered questions tab performs an OR with the tags, so what you are getting is Javascript OR NOT jQuery and not Javascriot AND NOT jQuery.

https://stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/javascript+-jquery

In order to get the second AND set you need to search by tag and then filter by unanswered:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/javascript+-jquery?sort=unanswered

  • Well it's not quite the same, but whatever. Maybe I'll put in a feature request. – Qantas 94 Heavy Feb 1 '14 at 0:59

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