I could not find this anywhere. But can someone list the functions available to use in the search above.

Example this:

[discussion] //it searches for questions with discussion tag
[discussion] or [comments] //either that or this
[discussion] and [comments] //both tags

What else is there?


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I've given a pretty thorough answer to this here for SFF, and the same tricks work on all SE sites. The info comes from the Advanced Search page in the help centre, which is linked on the sidebar of any search results page. Happy reading!

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    I think a link-only answer is acceptable when the link is within SE :-) Commented Nov 19, 2017 at 17:22
  • I was under the impression that link-only answers are discouraged no matter where the link points to. Side note: duplicating these questions on every other Meta post doesn't seem constructive, it seems best to keep Meta posts that aren't specific to any site on one site: this one. Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 9:48
  • @Dukeling AFAIK, the rationale for discouraging link-only answers is that the link might go dead if the other site goes down. If SE goes down, this doesn't matter anyway, and if SE moves a load of its links, then links to them will probably be auto-edited (like MSO -> MSE). Also, answering an SE-wide question on a per-site meta is often useful, because people ask it there who don't visit or don't know about MSE. When I made that meta.SFF FAQ post about search, I had to close six older questions as dupes of it. People do ask about this stuff on per-site metas. Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 10:26

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