Yesterday, when I went to https://stackoverflow.com/users and, in the text box marked "Type to find users", entered "bjarne", this gave me 5 users, none of which was the one I was looking for.

So I used google, which found me the user page I was looking for as the very first hit.

Why is this?


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  • Oops, how's that? You can answer questions without registering?? (Oh, and thanks for answering!) – sbi Dec 14 '10 at 11:53
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    @KennyTM - If this is the case then why can I search for bjarne and see this user – codingbadger Dec 15 '10 at 7:37
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    @Barry: That's actually a bug; it allowed searching for unregistered users if you entered the exact name. That was never intended and will be fixed shortly. Then you won't see that user anymore :) – balpha Dec 15 '10 at 15:16
  • @balpha -ah I see. Well I see for now but soon I won't! :) – codingbadger Dec 15 '10 at 15:22
  • @sbi I think your link is "broken" :) – Johannes Schaub - litb Dec 22 '10 at 11:47
  • @balpha: FWIW, I have asked a follow-up question. – sbi Aug 22 '11 at 21:08

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