So when you're looking for questions, you can filter questions based on a certain tag, by simply writing that tag in the search.

However, can you do the exact opposite of that, i.e, certain tags filtered out? That would be very helpful for me, as I have to scroll pages after pages of the same tag before I can find an answerable question.

Remember, this is different from looking up a certain tag. I can answer questions with every tag but a certain one.


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Use a - sign before the tag

That is


If you want to filter some tags and filter out some tags, use this

  • It doesn't seem to work. It always shows: Could not find any results for - [tag]; showing results for "- [tag]" Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 15:59
  • Don't add space and semi colon ; Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 16:00
  • I didn't add semicolon. But even after removing space, the search automatically adds quotations on either side, and says your search returned no matches. Head over to movies and tv stack exchange and try filtering out identify-this-movie tag, if you don't believe me. EDIT: It only works with one-word tags, not tags with - sign in them. Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 16:06
  • I tried what you said exactly and it is working perfectly. Commented Jul 8, 2017 at 7:02
  • I think you are misreading that [] is just a place holder. This is the syntax you should follow. [identify-this-movie]-[identify-this-tv-show] likewise. The [] is required to search tag @RapidReaders Commented Jul 8, 2017 at 7:03

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