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I can use - before a tag to mean "not that tag". For example, I can search for "not python" on SO. However, this doesn't seem to work for other operators. For example, using -user:me here still comes up with a bunch of my own answers.

The interesting thing here is that it recognises what you want it to do, as it says not containing user:114446 under "Search Results". But, it doesn't actually do it.

So, is it possible for - to be extended to other search operators (e.g., user)?

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    Quite related to a similar question I asked earlier today: How can I search for NON-saved questions? Jun 25, 2023 at 22:16
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    @Paradisi it's a wider request. Doing this will also have side effect of doing what you asked for, but since it's more complex to implement and not very likely to be done, not really a duplicate. Jun 26, 2023 at 6:39
  • "The interesting thing here is that it recognises what you want it to do, as it says not containing user:114446 under "Search Results". But, it doesn't actually do it." I doubt it recognizes what you expected. -string keyword will exclude results with the word string. So -user:me, although the auto-fill ID works, will exclude results with the word user:<your user id> instead. Jun 26, 2023 at 8:27

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