If I search for arcgis* on the GIS Stack Exchange site, the query returns only the tags:

This looks like a lot, however it is actually not even close to the full list of tags beginning with "arcgis":

Is this a known issue, or perhaps working as intended?

  • Side question, is there a way to make those tag links point to the GIS.SE site rather than the Meta.SE site? – blah238 May 9 '14 at 20:47
  • I was 95% of the way to writing an almost word for word duplicate of this question when I noticed it in the sidebar. Let's hope it can be addressed soon. – PolyGeo Aug 24 '14 at 23:11
  • I'm assuming that arcpy shows up in the list because it has arcgisscripting as a synonym. – PolyGeo Aug 31 '14 at 23:21

Actually if you try [arcgis*] again it will probably return diferent selection of tags. Trying that gave me back different tags list then the one presented in question.

Typing [arc*] or [qgis*] multiple times always gave me back list of 20 tags.
And when I tried [arc*] [qgis*] this one gave a list of 20 tags starting with "arc" and 20 tags starting with "qgis" back, in total 40 tags for 1 search.

Wildcard tag search is probably limited to 20 tags then.

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