For example, there is an tag on Stack Overflow. I can search Stack Overflow for questions tagged with by searching "tag:exception". However, on Meta Stack Overflow, there are questions about the tag. These questions are not tagged with the tag, since they are on the meta site. How do I search the meta site for questions about the main site tag?

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    Did you try [tags] exception? It is a bit high on false positives but it is only 65 posts ...
    – rene
    Jun 11, 2019 at 9:14

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Since using the markdown [tag:exception] on Meta Stack Overflow creates a link to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/exception, you can search for


This search currently gives 5 results:

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It'll miss instances where people aren't using the tag markdown, e.g. like this:

When you use the [exception] tag, make sure ...

(I usually do that in comments, where [tag:exception] doesn't work.)


The on site search is a bit less optimal with attempts like [tags] exception and title:exception.

With a SEDE Query that check all revisions of the raw markdown for the markup [tag:exception] the results becomes much better:

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Keep in mind SEDE is only updated once a week, on Sunday morning. If you're new to SEDE do checkout the tutorial and visit SEDE chat to say Hi.

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