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    Without the "vs" you get 53 results – πάντα ῥεῖ Sep 26 at 9:00
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    Search is different from similar question search. Search requires that all words are present, obviously "vs" isn't present in any post because leaving it out returns 53 results. Not a bug, just weird. Expect status by design. – rene Sep 26 at 9:00
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    What I usually do, is to search in google: site:meta.stackexchange.com bookmark vs favourite. This gives you way better results than the SE internal search. – πάντα ῥεῖ Sep 26 at 9:03
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    In general, the search feature on Stack Exchange sites isn't very useful. I rarely use it unless I'm using specific search operators. In most other situations, you're guaranteed to get more relevant results if you google your search query site:SomeStackExchangeSite.com. – 41686d6564 Sep 26 at 9:40
  • @Ollie A workaround at best. The question explicitly asks about the SE internal search feature, so no, that won't be a good answer to the question. – πάντα ῥεῖ Sep 26 at 19:36
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    Try the American spelling favorite. You now get 3 results. I don't know why this post got do many downvotes, the OP believed the 0 results must have been a bug. It's not that an unreasonable conclusion. – Mari-Lou A Sep 28 at 6:47
  • @Mari-LouA Probably because it's a low-quality bug report. – Mast Sep 28 at 7:08

Searching in the topbar:

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Is different than searching in the question title. Also, you'll notice that "favourite" is underlined in red, so while they are both correct spellings, you get many more results in both search areas if you use the American "favorite", and/or take away the "vs".

A workaround. I, as do others, use the Google search, site:StackExchange sitename <place search query here>, like this one for example, when the Stack Exchange search gives less-than-useful results.

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