Speaking of The "isanswered" search option isn't working as described, copying the relevant part from an old bug report of mine on Ask Ubuntu Meta;

From How do I search? - Help Center:

  • isanswered: yes/true/1 returns only questions that have at least one positively-scored answer; no/false/0 returns only questions with no positively-scored answers.

But isanswered:0 returns both questions and answers.

When I'm searching using isanswered:0, according to the description, I'd expect to see only questions in the results, not answers.

While I agree that since answers can't have answers answers technically fit the criterion, perhaps it would be more reasonable if isanswered:0 returned only questions.

  • Can confirm. Bit of an oops for Oded, I imagine :-/ Mar 31, 2016 at 0:39
  • You can use answers:0 or isaccepted:0 instead
    – Quill
    Mar 31, 2016 at 3:07
  • Looks like a bug - isanswered should imply is:question, which it doesn't seem to be doing.
    – Oded
    Mar 31, 2016 at 13:23

1 Answer 1


Fixed. isanswered will now imply is:question when included!

Thanks for the report.

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