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Questions tagged [search]

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

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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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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 ...
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Add auto suggest for tags when entering tags in the search box

When I type '[' and start typing, I would like to see some tags suggestions that help me enter the correct tag. Just like how the tags box works when entering a new question.
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Title is very small in search results

After the new left nav and responsive design changes were pushed, I noticed the title of questions in search results became very small: (search example) Can the title please be given a bigger ...
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How many pages of philosophy are there? [duplicate]

If you look at https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/search?q=is%3Aanswer, it says there are 501 pages, but if you go to page 501, it there are no matches (see https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/...
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Can't go past a certain page in search results [duplicate]

Try searching something in the search bar that returns more than 10,000 total results. This happens: 15 results per page: page 666 works, page 667 or past shows nothing 30 results per page: page 333 ...
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In the global search, change the user operator to identify network profile id

The new-ish global search on stackexchange.com has great potential. One thing it can achieve, in theory, is let us search in all posts of a specific user, on all sites. However, at this point it's ...
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Searching for exact phrase matches spaces for underscores

I ran a Stack Overflow search for [rspec][capybara] "with_text", expecting to find only results containing the phrase with_text. However, the first result is expected css "title" with text ...
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Find all my questions answered by a particular helper

I want to check all my questions answered by one person. Is it possible to handle such a task?
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Is searching for answers cursed? [duplicate]

So I decided to have a little fun today and try to find the answer with the most down-votes on a few Stack Exchange sites. Pretty simple I just search for: is:answer Sort by votes and clicked the ...
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The search engine adds to much importance to “how to prevent”?

The search engine treats general phrase like "how to prevent" as more important part than the actual part of the question, so I'm getting this list of totally unrelated search results: 2 How to ...
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Documentation-related privileges are still searchable in the help center

Related: "Secret" Documentation Privileges on sites other than SO When searching something in the help center (e.g. "comment"), documentation-related privileges are still shown in the help ...
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I'd like to suggest the search UI is improved

I wanted to use search (on Maths Stack Exchange) and realised for somebody not having learnt the features yet, I had to THINK, and it took 3 clicks before I could even start. I'd like to suggest the ...
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Searching for questions with a self answer [duplicate]

I wanted to check what had happened to a question I read last night, but the only useful thing I can remember about it is that it was self answered. I can't remember the user's name, or any good ...
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Reference to the search bar position needs to be updated [duplicate]

Every site's help center says the following in How do I search?: Enter search terms in the search box that appears in the upper right corner of every page, and press Enter. The search box is no ...
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Can't find anything because search is broken

See, I can't find anything (although tag searches worked): Then the whole site died when I tried to reproduce this problem on MSE: If the site is offline, how did I ask this question?
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Search icon is missing in the site switcher

The search icon is missing in the top bar menu, before the "Find a Stack Exchange community" placeholder. Screenshot for reference: Where as the search icon is available in the stackexchange.com ...
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Update help center article on search to reflect the new position of the search box

The page /help/searching says: Enter search terms in the search box that appears in the upper right corner of every page But the box is not there.
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How do I search MY questions across all SE sites I have profiles on? [duplicate]

I can see all my sites and list my questions and other activity but I don't see a trivial way to simply search all my various postings on SE sites? When on a bunch of sites it can be hard to find ...
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Is there any help section available to understand how to type multi word tags in SE Android App?

When I tried to type SQL Server tag in Stack Overflow section of Stack Exchange Android App, I didn't find expected result. I mean different versions of SQL Server and the questions tagged with SQL ...
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Negation operators using quotes aren't honoured in search

If you apply a - operator then it's not honoured by search if you're negating something that's quoted For example, using title is:question -title:"a b" The search performed is actually: results ...
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I would like to be able to specify more than one user ID in the search query

I can use search query user:309650 is:q to find all questions of user 309650 (actually it's me). Now I'm changing this query by adding one more id: user:309650 user:384512 is:q. I expect users to be ...
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Pass list of ids to search query

I've made a dataSE query that gives to me a lot of questions ids. Now I want to pass these ids to search query to find questions on the site as there I can see an actual state and the interface is ...
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Stack Overflow search should resemble more the question title box search [duplicate]

I had a would-be question concerning Git. After trying some search keywords, I came to nothing. So I wrote the question and, when I added the title: Git: remote project folders mapped to separate ...