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MOVE ALONG

THIS ISN'T THE QUESTION YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

This url hack really needs to be added to "Advanced Super Ninja Search Options" section on https://stackoverflow.com/search .

It will allow you to show only a bunch of questions with 'any' of the tags not 'and all these tags'.

So you can get things like

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/command-line+or+regex+or+ms-windows

and even

https://stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/command-line+or+regex+or+ms-windows+or+ms-dos

which will set all those tabs to be just for those tags.

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!

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One of the reasons we don't enable this so obviously is that you can generate some ENORMOUS queries for us -- imagine doing "show me all questions tagged c# or java".

It's fine for smaller tags, but on big tags it's kind of dangerous.

  • Fair enough....thanks for the update! I'll keep it on the downlow 90) – Keng Nov 4 '10 at 19:48
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    Then only return the good questions. Duh! – user27414 Nov 4 '10 at 20:05
  • I've been ussing this URLs since I found the feature. It's a workaround for the missing "List by Interesting Tags" button. Your answer it's good in pointing out the potencial problems. But I don't think it's a developer answer... – user150068 Nov 4 '10 at 21:54
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Personally, I'd rather see this implemented as a real feature. I shouldn't have to "hack" the URL to get something done.

  • B yeah....that ain't happening. – Keng Nov 4 '10 at 18:45
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You can hack the url this way,

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/excel or vba?sort=newest&pagesize=50

Though I would prefer for the search box to handle it also.

  • Does anyone know how to edit this to work in markup? – Lance Roberts Nov 4 '10 at 19:20
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    Have you tried using http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/'excel'%20or%20'vba'?sort=newest&pagesize=50 as shown with spaces encoded? That's what I get for directly entering the URL in the address bar. – Grace Note Nov 4 '10 at 19:23
  • @Grace, that worked thanks. – Lance Roberts Nov 4 '10 at 19:28
  • you don't need those single quotes, they are simply stripped – Jeff Atwood Nov 4 '10 at 19:46
  • @Jeff, thanks, I'll edit that in (or out). – Lance Roberts Nov 4 '10 at 19:53

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