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What is the best way to find questions to old answers? [duplicate]

I just want to know what the best way is to find previous questions that may answer mine (on Stack Overflow). I try to search, but I tend to get too many irrelevant results. What's your best method ...
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17 votes
2 answers

New Stack Exchange Search, Try it out! [duplicate]

Note: the below is outdated, search was changed once again: A new search engine for Stack Exchange For a few reasons, we recently changed the guts of how search works on our sites. If you keep up, ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
16 votes
1 answer

Searching for “fasting” on Medical Sciences does not reproduce reliable results [duplicate]

On Skeptics meta, I wrote an answer in which I recommended: Instead, why not post on Medical Sciences? I was going to say there are 500 posts containing the term “fasting” but many of the results are ...
Mari-Lou A Слава Україні's user avatar
8 votes
4 answers

Match all terms search feature [duplicate]

Is there some technical, philosophical, political reason that search on StackOverflow does not provide a basic "match all terms" feature (aka AND search)? I'm well aware that we can use Google but ...
user135186's user avatar
-3 votes
3 answers

A method to search questions on more than one criteria (not tag) [duplicate]

Quick basic question. Is there a method to search questions on more than one criteria? example, oldest, unanswered, with zero answers (as opposed to >0 answers, but no accepted answer)? Where is, ...
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1 vote
0 answers

What technology is powering the search on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A new search engine for Stack Exchange It looks potentially like Google? Or is it home-grown?
Will's user avatar
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2 votes
0 answers

ranking used in stackexchange [duplicate]

Just a curious question. When I type a question in stackoverflow, suggestions come up which shows similar questions. This clearly indicates there is a searching and ranking procedure going in behind. ...
rivu's user avatar
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2 votes
0 answers

Search Results Metrics [duplicate]

What are the search results metrics that Stackoverflow is using? For example when I typed in in the search box then what are the basis for the results and their rankings?
neilmarion's user avatar
645 votes
290 answers

Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. You may also want to take a look at the ...
810 votes
15 answers

Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
275 votes
24 answers

Handling Calls to Remove a Moderator [duplicate]

This discussion informed our process for seven years, but eventually required updates and augmentation. For discussion regarding the successors to this process, please see: Feedback post: Moderator ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
578 votes
11 answers

How about a "Vote not to close" option to counter the "Vote to close"?

My request is simple: Many times, there will be a question where some people feel like it should be closed. At the same time, I'll feel like it's a perfectly legit question, and it should therefore ...
BFree's user avatar
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771 votes
1 answer

Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index
211 votes
8 answers

Search in favorited questions? [duplicate]

I wonder if it is possible to search in just my favorited questions? If not, can it be considered as a feature request?
Arnis Lapsa's user avatar
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189 votes
10 answers

Repository of useful pro-forma comments

Every tag has its questions that make the same mistake(s) over and over and over again. (But some tags more than others.) That's where Benjol's pro forma comments script comes in. The only downside to ...

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