I am new to Meta so let me know if I need to add clearer information or correct it.
I am currently trying to determine what the differences in functionality between making API calls and using the search bar (in my case on Stack Overflow).
My end goal is to see how complex I can make an API call to narrow down search results, this would be by combining keywords, tags as well as excluding either or both keywords and tags in a single call but I am getting different results so far.
In this current example, I have the keyword
oracle and the tag
When using the search bar on Stack Overflow, at the time of writing, I get 66 results which you can see here. https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=oracle+%5Bblockchain%5D
Yet if I call the same search (or what I think is the same) using the API and the
/excerpts endpoint and append
filter=total I am only coming up with 7 results as seen here.
Is there something I am missing here that I am missing in this being the same search overall or some comparison documentation that I may have overlooked also?