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Questions about the built-in search functionality of this site powered by elasticsearch.

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Search for last 30 days “a particular tag” answers for a particular user is returning all answers given by that user instead [duplicate]

What I am trying to do is fetching all answers posted by me which are tagged with a particular tag. Here the example tag I have chosen is "Dharma" and the site is Hinduism Stack Exchange. Visit this ...
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“Tag plus something else” search looks ugly on beta sites when the tag wiki excerpt contains the tag name [duplicate]

Searching for a [tag-name], plus some other criteria, results in an ugly tag information box which seems to show HTML tags treated as text, rather than as HTML. Here's an example: search Writing for [...
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Unparsed HTML shows on search result page

When you search on any of the SE network sites, with a tag (so that a description is shown); it shows the tag info content box, with the highlight-search-term span elements. For eg. I searched [c#] ...
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Tag links in network search page go to stackexchange.com rather than the searched-for site [duplicate]

I recently discovered that the top bar on stackexchange.com searches the entire network. For instance, if you search for "shoes", you can find all the questions on the network about shoes: But if you ...
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“Search all Sites” UI is broken [duplicate]

I was just using the "Search all Sites" feature (https://stackexchange.com/search?q=cryptocurrency), and there seem to be several problems with the UI. (I'm using Ubuntu 16.02 + Firefox 64.0 at the ...
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When searching with a tag, tag info displays twice [duplicate]

When searching with a tag, for example [c++] test, the C++ tag information displays twice: This is reproducible for me on both Chrome and Edge, but only on Stack Overflow, not on beta sites or ...
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Why doesn't Stack Exchange automatically display requested pages using given keywords, especially for typos?

On this site today I was searching for something about cats on the Pets Stack Exchange site. I made a spelling mistake of forr cat instead of for cat. It showed me "No results found. Do you ...
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Search all my favorites of all my accounts

Seems to be a rather simple thing, but I was unable to find it: I know that months ago, I did favorite a post about rsnapshot/rsync, yet I am unable to find it easily. I am aware of infavorites:mine, ...
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How do I search for non-deleted questions in data.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

I tried to filter for questions that have not been deleted. https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/953463/non-deleted-posts However, the top result shows Post Link ...
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Use more available space for search box in top bar

Today I noticed that top bar's search box width was increased. It's a good news! But I can't understand why it's not increased even more. In particular, the right offset could be minimized as done for ...
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Size of the search textbox in the top bar is increased suddenly on all the sites

Size of the search textbox in the top bar is increased suddenly. I can recall the size of the textbox being smaller previously. Is the textbox size increased on purpose, or is this a bug?
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What are all the search operators and what do they do?

There have been some really useful search operators I've found over time, such as hasaccepted:no and answers:0. I seriously doubt that I've found all of them. I've searched on Meta Stack Exchange, ...
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Search word division is unintuitive

I had to resort to Google to find an answer I wrote on Stack Overflow. I searched for user:me XmlLanguage. When I finally found the answer, it turns out that XmlLanguage only occurs as part of a fully ...
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Why aren't all messages on Chat SE indexed by search engines like Google?

Let's take an example. Using the Chat SE search I get 28 occurrences of the word "energizer bunny". But using Google's site specific search feature I get only 2 results. As far as I know, Chat SE is ...
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Better way to search for unaccepted posts

I like to make sure I am not person that: Ask questions Gets answers Benefits from answers Never accepts an answer However I also dont like to accept right away, so that I am not adding to FGIW ...
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search in tag description

feature suggestion It would be great if there were 2 different searches: standard search (status quo): search in tag names only extended search: search in tag names + tag descriptions That would ...
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Add ability to exclude questions posted by “New contributors” to SO search

Please add ability to exclude questions posted by "New contributors" to SO search. The reason I would like to see this implemented is overall low quality of vast majority of those questions.
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Ability to search for sites, not just for questions? [duplicate]

From time to time I'll find myself with a question to ask, but no clarity on which Stack Exchange site I should ask it. Alternatively, I'll know that a certain site exists, but can't remember the name,...
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How can I search for questions/answers of a deleted user (given their number)? [duplicate]

I'm on some (single) SX site, call it foo.stackexchange.com . There used to be a user named JoeUser, with number 1234. That user has left, deleting their account. Their questions and answers don't ...
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Additional/advanced search/filter options

There seem to be a lot of requests for more advanced search/filter options, but I don't see any for these items. Can we get some options to filter out questions by users within/outside a certain rep ...
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Search all sites - What order do the results appear in? Can this be changed?

I searched using the "Search all sites" box. My search term happened to be "delivery address" I can detect no order in the results. They are not in order of: . date . site . alphabet (neither ...
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Duplicated tag description

When you click on someone's profile tags, it shows a search of posts by that user on the selected tag. However, the tag description appears twice in the page and there's not much left for the actual ...
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Search a keyword in all the answers to my own questions [duplicate]

weeks ago, I read a good answer to my question, I only remember there's a key word python3.8 in the answer. How could I search the python3.8 through all the answers I got.
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Add a reminder to search near the list of “Questions that may already have your answer”

We can often see that basically the same question is asked again and again. (Especially on bigger sites and most often by new inexperienced users.) This naturally leads to closing as duplicates, ...
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How to sort “no answers” questions list by “newest”?

How can I search with the "newest" and "no answers" options simultaneously? For example, when going "No Answers" tab, I don't see a way to sort by "Newest":
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Search function on site profile to find old questions or answer you wrote? [duplicate]

I have been decently active on Stack Overflow for some time now and I have started to notice that I am finding questions that I know I have already answered in the past. I am wanting to find some of ...
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Recent problems with searching (no results or getting maintenance page)

Recently I have seen (and this was confirmed by other users) problems with search. When searching (on basically any site): sometimes the search takes unusually long, but returns results; sometimes ...
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Display a hint that search used a tag that doesn't exist

When doing a search and using a tag in the search, there's nothing in the UI that hints that the tag used does not exist. After doing the search, the suggestions don't mention checking the tag(s) used....
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Don't include SE site in SE search filter?

I couldn't find this question here, but I would like to be able to search all sites in the SE network except some sites. In my case, I want to remove the thousands of results from SO on a popular ...
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What does Relevance mean exactly as a sort option for a search? What's the criteria behind it? [duplicate]

What does Relevance mean exactly as a sort option for a search? What's the criteria behind it? It's an obscure unclear word. I did a search in the help center for it and got zero results back! Is it ...
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Why are Active and Votes two options in a dropdown on Stack Overflow while they are as two adjacent buttons on meta after doing a search?

Why are Active and Votes two options in a dropdown on Stack Overflow while they are as two adjacent buttons on meta after doing a search? When they are in a drop down, I have to make two mouse clicks ...
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How to make votes the default sort order for search results?

Votes used to be the default sort order for search results or at least the website remembered my choice. Ever since it changed to a dropdown with Active and Votes, I have to change it to Votes. Is ...
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Alignment issues on Meta SE search results page

The search field is too wide, causing the Search button to overlap with the site icons in the Hot Network Questions list. The tag description box seems to extend too far to the left, or the text ...
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Include “created” option for top user posts link

In the tag's top users page you can see as All Time top users as well as Last 30 days top users. Link from the post count refers to the search request, and doesn't work as expected for Last 30 days ...
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Community user id interpreted by absolute value in search

On every use profile page the search bar on the top of the page already contains user:<id> text to simplify search for post of the currently visible user. But this doesn’t work correctly for the ...
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How to search for questions from ♦ users (moderators / Valued Associates <— employees )?

We have announcements on Meta SE but it could be used by anyone, by the other hand we have featured on Meta sites but it's not always used and it isn't kept forever. Is there a way to search for ...
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Search Filter for Comments

Recently I was digging through old questions on DBA.SE in a quest to possibly revive and/or flag old questions that had received no TLC at all. I was initially using the following search terms: is:...
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Is there a searchable list of communities on Stack Exchange?

Many times I've tried to find a community to ask a question in, but it's somewhat difficult to wade through the page of 'squarish' buttons for the community entry points. Is there some place or some ...
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Adding a search bar for page numbers [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a duplicate, but could we have a search bar next to the page numbers so that we can easily find the nth page? For example, there are 740 pages in Meta SE unanswered, so it would be ...
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The title “URL” in Advanced Search Tips should not be uppercased for localized sites

In the Advanced Search Tips table the title "URL" is uppercased via css style: HTML sourse looks like this: <th scope="row" class="tt-uppercase">url</th> Such approach is not ...
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Shouldn’t deleted:1 return all deleted posts, not just those of the one searching?

According to this thread, once a user hits 10K, the deleted:1 search operator becomes available, but it only allows users to see their own deleted posts. This seems a bit counter-intuitive to me. ...
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What should be done with the feature that redirects searches for numbers to the question with that ID?

Stack Exchange sites have a little-known feature: if you type in a number of four or more digits into the search box, and the number happens to be the ID of a non-deleted question (not answer), you ...
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Search does not find results when search string occurs in URLs only?

From my question here: If I search for scorecardresearch I find my own question but not this one. That question: does not contain the text scorecardresearch in the plain question text; does ...
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Is there a way to see a Stack Exchange site's oldest users?

In the 'Users' section of each Stack Exchange site, there is a 'New User' section that shows the newest members of the site. But, is there any good way to see the oldest members of each site? I have ...
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Search suggestion should not throw away other options from the search request

Current implementation of "Did you mean" in search page works wrong! For instance: I try a search "user:me incorrekt". In the result I see the following: Clicking on suggested string completely ...
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Alignment issue in the search result page - tag information section

If I'm searching a query with one tag alone, in the search result page the tag information section is not properly aligned. Can be the tag information section added with appropriate margin to aligned ...
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Answered vs Unanswered results inconsistent when searching for tags

When I search for a set of tags (e.g. jsonschema and .net), answered and unanswered treat the query differently. Answered seems to return questions that have BOTH tags. Unanswered seems to return ...
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Is there any plan to introduce a hierarchical tag model to accommodate version-specific tags? [duplicate]

When I visit stackoverflow.com I'm mostly interested in Python-related questions, so naturally python is the first tag I search for, but then I feel compelled to also check out python-2.7, python-3.x, ...
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Unused space in top bar

In the current top bar design there is an unused space between search box and user icon: I suggest to expand search box to obtain unused space (at least when focus on search, like it already done ...
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Should we have a search command for closed posts for specific close reasons?

Should we have a way for searching for questions by their specific close reasons? For example, "closed:yes:too-broad" or 'closed:yes:too-localized" "closed:yes:primarily-opinion-based." Perhaps with ...