Before the new nav, it was possible to use the search box to require some tags and exclude others. Typing something like
[included-tag] -[excluded-tag] would bring up results that included and excluded the respective tags. Here's an example on ELL, which was made with the search
In the new nav, typing only tags in the search area ignores the
- modifier. So typing
[master] -[slave] is somehow reinterpreted into
[master] [slave] (notice the negation
- is now gone). In order to work around this, I have to include some extra non-tag search criteria. A search like
[master] -[slave] is:question seems to work as intended. But if you remove the
is:question from the search box (or the url) it fails to handle the tags properly.
Please fix the new tag behavior to support the old tag-exclusion behavior without having to resort to weird workarounds.
This question is a more detailed version of this related feature request.