I saw a discussion on one per-site meta today and I wanted to check whether something similar was discussed on some other meta sites. Since tags on various metas often have similar names, it seemed reasonable to try searching using tags. When I was doing that, I have noticed the following:
- If I search for [down-votes] [statistics] is:q, I get some questions from Meta Stack Exchange and from few per site metas.
- If I remove is:q and search for [down-votes] [statistics], I only get results from Meta Stack Exchange.
However, the second search should return more results - after all, I removed one of the conditions on the posts I am searching for.
Have I misunderstood how this is supposed to work? Or is this a bug?