This search returns zero results.

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Just include the duplicate suggestions behavior in that as an option

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    Without the "vs" you get 53 results Sep 26, 2020 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, 2020 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. Sep 26, 2020 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, 2020 at 9:40
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    @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. Sep 26, 2020 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. Sep 28, 2020 at 6:47
  • @Mari-LouA Probably because it's a low-quality bug report.
    – Mast
    Sep 28, 2020 at 7:08
  • @Mast Anything should I missed? Oct 25, 2020 at 11:07
  • @Luuklag No, but it is duplicate. Can't we close our question as dupe Oct 25, 2020 at 16:22

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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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