This question is an exact duplicate of:
Sorry if this is a duplicate question. I'm working on my searching skills.
What I get from the original post is that this question was asked then tagged as a possible bug in 2009, and then tagged with status-completed in early 2013. Also from the discussion it seems that searching for special characters is no longer possible. This was what I experienced when I tried to search for
":+" on stackoverflow.
Am I reading this correctly? Thanks for your help.