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Deleted posts still show up in search results (sometimes)

This deleted Mathematics question still appears in the search results if you look for its content, e.g. when searching for "it seems they forgot to take the square root in the denominator": SEDE says ...
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Can we get the ability to search for “user:current”? [duplicate]

On some pages, you can put “current” where the user ID would go and it will redirect to the logged-in user’s version of the page; for example, https://scifi.stackexchange.com/users/edit/current would ...
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Sort user's posts based on content length

I am looking for a way to sort the list of my answers on a Stack Exchange site by the size of content (number of words). I am looking to hand pick article length answers that I have written in past. ...
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Searching deleted posts in the Android app [duplicate]

I would like to know how users with 1k reputation can search deleted posts. I don't think they will be searchable through the regular search icon at the top of the Android app, but I don't know.
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Is the tag synonyms search box supposed to be case sensitive?

Is Tags Synonyms search case sensitive? While the tag names are all in small letters, when I search with any capital character in the search field, it is not returning any result. For example: when I ...
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Search Results page title doesn't 'understand' search options

When using the is:q search option (= questions only), the Search Results page correctly notes I'm using a search option, but the page title thinks it's a regular search term: it shows "Posts ...
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Search questions based on two tags [duplicate]

I want to propose a feature: search for questions based on two tags. Why is this needed? There are a lot of tags that are about a topic which cannot be independent. For example, let's assume I'm ...
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Improve search – e.g. searching for “writing” should list results with “writing.se”

This morning, I was writing an answer where I wanted to link to this question: Writing.SE clamours for graduation. I remembered three words in the title: 'writing' and 'clamours', the latter since I ...
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How to find answers which use code snippets?

How can I find a list of answers which use code snippets? If I want to find answers having a code block for a specific tag, I can find it with the following search query: code:true is:a [C#] Is ...
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Are there any statistics on how often a search in the Help Center ends in “0 Results”

I saw an MSO post (10k only) where the user tried to search for their issue in the Help center. Their search term didn't return any results which shows them this page: Before I'm proposing a ...
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Google indexes the hostname of a SO question after I edited it

I have asked a question in StackOverflow where I wrongly put my hostname. LaterI updated the question with dummy hostname But, as far as I know, most of the websites keep old data in some field, may ...
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Wrong API response type, user search [duplicate]

Location Page: https://chat.stackexchange.com/search Field: «when said by» [name=user]#user When no result is found, the API responds with the plain text «No records.» Then JavaScript code tried to ...
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Why can't 10K users search for others' deleted posts? [duplicate]

I have been trying to get to 10 thousand reputation for a while on Science Fiction & Fantasy (taking a while :P) but learned something weird a few weeks ago: users with 10,000 reputation can't ...
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Search on all sites: tag links lead to the 404 link not found page [duplicate]

Searching on all sites, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/search?q=dokuwiki, gives me a list of questions with tag links. Clicking one of the tag links, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Augment search with a duplicate-target keyword or similar

Often when I search for the duplicate when voting to close as duplicate, the duplicate target I search for has been used as duplicate before. So one way to search for dupe-targets (or maybe reverse-...
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Cannot add tags via the Stack Exchange Android app

When I try to add a question on the "Android Enthusiasts" site via the Stack Exchange Android app, it doesn't allow me to add any tags. There is a text field within which to add tags on the "Ask ...
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How do I modify this query to search for specific tags?

I am forking this query, which essentially outputs the time between the question being asked and the answer being given. However, I am trying to modify the query to only search for java. I tried this: ...
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Get rid of special characters when searching for a tag

According to this, there is a limited number of valid characters for a tag. If we don't allow special characters in a tag name in the first place, shouldn't we get rid of special characters such as ...
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Why does user searching start at 3 letters?

Why does the user search only activates after at least 3 letters have been typed? Searching for tags does not seem to have this mechanism.
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How to search a meta for a tag on the main site?

For example, there is an exception tag on Stack Overflow. I can search Stack Overflow for questions tagged with exception by searching "tag:exception". However, on Meta Stack Overflow, there are ...
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Searching the tags of all Stack Exchange sites before asking a question, to find out where the question belongs

Let's imagine I want to ask a question about "big data" and I am not familiar with Stack Exchange. Normally I should guess which stack is the right stack to ask my question, but is there any way to ...
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Is it possible to know which questions I have protected? [duplicate]

I have protected a few questions on a Stack Exchange website. Is it possible to know which ones? I don't remember them anymore.
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Search appears to be broken

Something appears to be wrong with search in chat and on main. There's roughly 2 million posts containing "thanks" on Stack Overflow. Search claims there's none. The same on MSE - search yields no ...
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Is there a way to search content I've touched?

I believe I've finally discovered the answer to the question was ... 42 ... or something like that. The only problem is that, many months after the question was asked, I now need to find the question....
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Let me search for embedded Youtube videos

Some sites allow embedded Youtube videos. (Here is a list of such sites.) However, these videos cannot be found via search. For example, this answer has a broken embedded video with this URL: https:/...
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Search for an answer to a question by a user

I can search for my own questions and answers with is:q user:399694 and is:a user:399694. I want to have a search that does this: gets a list of all the questions by a user, then gives me a list of ...
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Question shows up when I search for a tag, but not in a Filtered Questions

This question shows up if I search for the [clojure] tag, but isn't included in the Filtered Questions list for the same tag. The only reason I can think of is the question starts with a Javascript ...
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Search functionality is easy to miss on Stack Exchange sites

Came to the Parenting site and it took a while to find the search functionality. This blends into the top bar so much it would certainly take forever to find the search window being hidden in plain ...
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Save search query with enabling filtering (advanced filters)

Is there an option to filter questions using the followin search query? [feature-request] closed:no score:10 If I do this now there are no questions found. I've it about this feature: I've added ...
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How can I find all my questions (all stackexchange sites)?

I'm active on many stackexchange sites, and I've asked a question recently. I know the topic of the question, but not the exact tile, and more specifically, I forgot on which site I had been asking (...
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Possible bug - page not found when clicking any tag in Stack Exchange main page search results [duplicate]

Possible bug (probably quickly fixed?): I get "page not found" pages when clicking any tag in the Stack Exchange search results. Example: https://stackexchange.com/search?q=test Click on a tag of ...
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Stack Overflow increasingly unfriendly to newbies [closed]

As a newbie to posting on Stack Overflow I wanted to give feedback as there are a couple of elements which I have felt are a little unfriendly. I created an account here several years ago but haven'...
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How to search for posts that contain any of a set of words?

A long time ago, the Stack Exchange search engine would return posts that matched any one of the search terms. After complaints, a new search engine changed that. Now it only returns posts that match ...
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Find question closed as duplicates of multiple targets

Currently you can search for questions closed as duplicate by using a search option duplicate:1. What if to interpret this number as a number of origins? 0 and 1 are already working as expected, 2 ...
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Searching for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more

How do I search for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more? For example, I need to see the question of which tags are only [c#] and [Winforms]. If I search for [c#] and [...
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Can upvotes be sorted and searched?

I am constantly wanting to back through helpful questions and answers that I remember, and upvote, so I can reference and view them multiple times, continuing to get benefit from them. The search bar ...
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Search by permalink number

When I put a question ID into the search box of any site on Stack Exchange, I'm taken right away to that question, e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=326607 However, this feature does not ...
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Is there a search filter for all questions containing a string AND have an answer posted by me?

I'd like to run a search for questions containing a string (let's say foo for argument's sake) which have an answer that I've posted. I know I can run two separate queries for each half of this – "foo"...
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Find a random unanswered question

I'd like to find a random unanswered question on my site. I know of the 'Unanswered' tab on the All Questions page (/questions), but that sorts by votes. Is there a way to get it to sort randomly? ...
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Why does 'user:ID deleted:1 is:question' return undeleted results when reputation is insufficient for correct results?

I have high rep in Space Exploration SE, so the user:12102 deleted:1 is:question returns exactly what I've asked for, a list of my own deleted questions. But when I repeat the same kind of search ...
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How to search for questions that have any one of the multiple tags in a list? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find questions that I can answer. So I reviewed advanced search help page, and I found answers:0 which helps me avoid questions that already have answers and locked:false to avoid locked ...
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Searching for title that doesn't contain word doesn't work

How do I search for titles not containing a word claims that -title:word should work to search for questions whose title doesn't include the word. I tried the following search on Stack Overflow: [c] ...
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Is it okay to ask intentionally dupe questions to help to find a real one? [duplicate]

Imagine a situation, that I've once read a question (and its answers) on a site. I would need the information again, so I try to find the question as I can (mainly, asking the search bar of the SE, ...
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Wildcard tags unrolling issue [duplicate]

Searching for [status-*] text doesn't unroll the tags in search input (top bar + page specific): Eliminating the text from the search query will unroll the tags in the top bar search input (page ...
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Available length of search inputs is different between top bar and search page

The top bar length for search query is 240 symbols, but for the search input on the search page the length is limited to 140 symbols. This leads to weird behaviour, when a can only delete the ...
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Is https://stackoverrun.com/ related to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Recently, I have been getting more and more search results from different search engines that all point to https://stackoverrun.com/. But the original articles that are shown there seem to come from ...
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Different results for plurals of some words

I just wasted a lot of time trying to find the question What are the differences between buttons and links? I searched for... button link button links buttons link ...but did not find anything. I ...
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Alignment issue in users page while searching user

There is an alignment issue occurred while searching the users in the Users page. The grid cells' height is increased while fetching the result. Once the result fetched, the grid's height become ...
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No tooltips for Advanced Search Tips

Two years ago there were tooltips for the Advanced Search Tips (see related post: Strange hint alignment in the Advanced Search Tips), but nowadays there are no tooltips. What's the reason to remove ...
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Wrong string id is used in Advanced Search Tips

As far as I can see the string "Answers" from the Advanced Search Tips is used from the wrong transifex id: According to the current translation on ruSO I see the usage of pluralizable form "...