I recently try to search for questions with upvotes and I forgot the search syntax and just guessed the keywords. My query in the search box was something similar like this:

[cxf] answers:0 votes:3

It found 15 questions.

After this I opened the "Advanced Search Tips" and saw there is no "votes" keyword, but there is "score".

However they seem to have the same meaning because if I search:

[cxf] answers:0 score:3

It found the same 15 results.

Is this an official synonym? Or one is deprecated and will be decommissionned soon?

  • Votes is the incorrect word by all means as a score is determined by up votes -/- down votes. What ever the answer is, votes shouldn't be a search option. – rene Jul 13 '15 at 7:59
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    Hmm, score and votes are synonyms. But I think they really shouldn't be because they are not... – rene Jul 13 '15 at 8:03
  • Ok, I see why votes is used to indicate score because if you look at the post list the number is labeled votes, not score... – rene Jul 13 '15 at 8:18
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    @rene that's true, and there's a long time feature request asking to change that... – ShaWiz Jul 13 '15 at 8:54
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    I barked at Nick for calling those synonyms. I removed my comment there, let's hope he doesn't find out it was me... – rene Jul 13 '15 at 9:02
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    What makes me think it is votes, is that in this page (biology.SE as an example) the tabs are named newest, featured, frequent and votes finally in the UI it should also be named score in sake of consistency. – рüффп Jul 13 '15 at 17:44

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