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Quotes are ignored in search when there's a word/tag outside quotes

I noticed that a search for multiple "pattern people watch however go the pattern" (for example) returns 1 result (which is nonsense — it should be 0) but removing the first word returns 0 ...
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Are smart quotes acceptable in edits?

Obviously editing a post merely to replace ordinary quotes with “ ” or ‘’ would seem to be an unnecessary edit that does not sufficiently improve a post, much like editing a post merely to insert an m-...
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Quotes break the search

Search has many issues, but I want to specifically mention the fact that it utterly fails to manage quotes properly. Here are some queries that return 0 results here on Meta: " " + ...
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Quotes don't work in Careers search

When doing a careers search, it appears that quotes don't mean anything when put in the search field. One easy to find example. The second result is this, which has the word "functional" in it, but ...
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Is there a way to ensure typographer's quotes in SE posts?

None of my posts have "typographer's" quotes in them, yet I read that they are the standard for SE, and have had them corrected often by other contributors. I assume my browser (Safari) is doing ...
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Did Stack Exchange just implement "Smart Quotes"?

I just noticed this on Stack Overflow. I can't find any mention of it in the Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange. I don't know how this will work out on the other Stack Exchange sites, but this ...
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Bug with embedded quotes in links

Is this a known bug? A link with quotes is visible at preview time, but not visible when actually posted. The above "link" word at preview time points to this URL (which, as a line on its own at ...
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Smart quotes in parentheses point the wrong way ("example") ["tst"] {"tst"}

I noticed that when quote marks are converted to smart quotes in titles, the opening quote points the wrong way if it is preceded by an open parenthesis. See the title to this question. http://img264....
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