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“SubSearch” within each user's profile web page that will allow us to search for questions, & response answers associated with the user in question [duplicate]

For lack of better term, it would be really helpful to have a "SubSearch" within each user's profile web page that will allow us to search for questions, and corresponding response answers ...
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Searching for title:“phrase here” (with the quotation marks) returns search results for question and answer bodies if none exist for the title

From the help center's article on searching: To limit your search to just the title of a question, use title: followed by the search term. Likewise, search the body only (exclude the title) with body:...
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Searching on Help Center doesn't return anything network-wide

Searching on Help Center doesn't return anything, even for keywords that I've been often using before: "promotion" (for questionable spam) "reference" (for referencing other) &...
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Search on Meta is slow (sometimes)

During the last hour or so, searching on Meta Stack Exchange can be very slow; searching only on a tag still works as normal, probably because it automatically redirects to e.g. https://meta....
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Not getting recent results in intags:mine search

I have the following search in a bookmark: https://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=newest&q=intags%3amine%20is%3aquestion%20answers%3a0%20closed%3ano This is equivalent to the Stack Overflow search ...
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Why can't we create a custom filter with only excluded tags?

I recently realized that there is no possibility to create customs filters with only excluded tags. I'm wondering why there is this limitation as you can already, through the search field, search for ...
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Why can't I search this room name in rooms list here? [duplicate]

I can search all other rooms (which I usually go to chat) in the Stack Exchange chat list of all rooms except for "Sandbox/Trash Bin/Something". Is it because it contains slashes and the ...
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Searching for invalid or deleted user id with “user:” operator give unexpected results [closed]

Trying to search for a username doesn't exist gives back list of all questions and answers on Stack Overflow: Expected behavior is a 404 Page Not Found error, or a message like "We couldn't find ...
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How do I view all my bookmarks across all communities?

How do I view all my bookmarks across all communities? I.e., see all bookmarks between Stack Overflow and Software Engineering and so on without needing to search through each one individually. I know ...
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In-site search still significantly deficient relative to external search engines

For years I have been peeved by how external search engines, in particular DuckDuckGo and Google, are often able to find better, even much better, matching questions on StackOverflow than the internal ...
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Search with user operator missing results

I would like to search for this post of mine: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/67345132#67346760 So I try these: user:1002260 IndexString user:1002260 code:IndexString but I just get this result: ...
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How do I search for posts involving two users?

I want to find posts (on some specific SX site) in which each of two users either wrote the question or wrote an answer, i.e. both users interacted with the question in some way - either by authoring ...
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How to UNBLOCK a specific domain from Google Search results (stackoverflow.com) [closed]

For some reason I cannot at all see search results from https://stackoverflow.com Video: https://imgur.com/9KsZgaj I must have blocked it unwittingly at some point, and I can’t find any way to undo ...
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List of previous searches?

I'm trying to recall a previous search of a phrase related to ancient religion, but so much information has passed through my mind since, I can't remember. Is there a way for me to view my previous ...
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Not all apples and tags are allowed to translate

There is an exclude section on the bottom of the search page. That section contains two untranslatable words: "apples" and "tag". At the same time these words are translated on the ...
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Locked posts not showing up in search - is this intentional? [duplicate]

Forwarding this bug report from CGCC meta: We have a meta tag best-of, which is an annual category for our site. It's basically a competition, and so we have a meta post to vote for nominations. The ...
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The tags below posts on search results occupies the same space as the page number navigation links on narrow screens

This bug appears when the view gets sufficiently narrow (the first four pages, and the last four pages are less affected). This seems to have started happening in the last week or so. The links to ...
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How can I find posts with tags in the body? [duplicate]

Is there a way to find the posts with tags in the body (not the questions tagged with specific tags)? I mean when post body contains tags written in a form of [tag:tag-name] and displayed as a ...
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Less results when hitting the API compared to using the search bar for the same query

I am new to Meta so let me know if I need to add clearer information or correct it. I am currently trying to determine what the differences in functionality between making API calls and using the ...
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Useful posts about FFmpeg are spread over four sites [duplicate]

Good and useful posts about FFmpeg are spread over four sites. A few examples: Stack Overflow FFmpeg - Multiple videos with 4 areas and different play times FFmpeg - Overlay one video onto another ...
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LaTeX incorrectly parsed in search results [duplicate]

I noticed that sometimes LaTeX is incorrectly parsed in the search result pages. For example, the first result for https://math.stackexchange.com/search?q=arma right now looks like this, where the end ...
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Allow all users to use the deleted:1 operator to find their own deleted posts

This question is not a duplicate of Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted (which I was aware of and referred to it below) in its current state. That post received a status-...
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Cross Stack Exchange search through all of my questions?

I struggled with finding my own question that finally was on StackOverflow. First, I had checked Unix & Linux, then AskUbuntu, then SuperUser. I will not be the only one with that problem, there ...
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Chat search returning no results

Searching for anything on chat.Meta, chat.SE, or chat.SO is currently coming up with zero results (including words that I know have hits because I've searched for them before, such as the name of my D&...
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Why is it not possible to sort question by number of views?

As far as I know questions of any SE site can be sorted by the following parameters: Newest Recent activity Most votes Most frequent Bounty ending soon The following related question shows that ...
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Does network-wide search for tags work only with is:q?

I saw a discussion on one per-site meta today and I wanted to check whether something similar was discussed on some other meta sites. Since tags on various metas often have similar names, it seemed ...
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How do I search for double quotes in Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Long story short, I'd like to search for question containing the text operator"".
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Answer links from search pages do not load the page at the linked answer

This appears to have started breaking in the last four hours or so. To reproduce: Do a search for answers on a Stack Exchange site. For the sake of a demonstration I'll use is:a on Meta Stack ...
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Can something be done to not CAPTCHA every search from DuckDuckGo's bangs?

DuckDuckGo (DDG) has a feature called bangs that lets you use sequences of characters staring with ! (in this case !so) to redirect your browser to that site's search page. For example, if you type in ...
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Possibility of using booleans in the query parameter of /search/excerpts

We can use the symbols ; (respectively &) on the tagged parameter to represent an AND (respectively an OR) boolean operator on tags. For example, the API call /2.2/search/excerpts?order=desc&...
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Pagination on stackexchange.com search is broken

Some searches on stackexchange.com seem to give the wrong number of results. E.g. searching for url:wiki.openttd.org gives 77 results, but they fit on 2 pages of max. 30 results; if you set the page ...
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Search Stack Exchange, but exclude groups? [duplicate]

Is there a way to search Stack Exchange for a keyword, but exclude specific discussion groups that I know don't have anything to do with what I am looking for? Search keyword: engineering Exclude: ...
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Search for diamond (♦) symbol doesn't work [duplicate]

Just tried to search for the diamond symbol (♦) and got no results. It seems that searching for any single symbol is not implemented. For instance: Search for point Search for comma Even more, ...
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SEDE search mashes together “X queries containing” multiline text

An example query. If the search query is big enough so that it spans two lines, it blurs: Can we free the bottom half of "containing" and add a bit more space?
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How does Stack Exchange search for non English words work (or Korean specifically if that matters)?

NOTE: it seems Meta Stack Exchange blocks posts with Korean characters so I have reformulated this question using only English. You can view the actual question on Korean language meta here. Let's ...
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Include posts edited by the Community user in searches with wiki:yes/true/1

I found a way to search for all community wiki posts using wiki:1 (pic one) but this search does not include posts edited by the Community user (pic two). Pic One Pic Two This could also be an ...
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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 ...
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Include a day/date feature in the filter option | GUI

There are a lot of topics and a lot of questions. Also, there is an approach to a vote up and vote down feature for research effort questions. Also have a filter option for tag and most voted ...
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xspdf is polluting Google search results using Stack Overflow content [duplicate]

More and more lately I am getting a lot of Google results from xspdf when searching for programming questions. e.g. https://www.xspdf.com/resolution/57076008.html The problem is these are copy pasted ...
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How can I sort questions by date(s) on the all-Stack Exchange search results page?

How can I sort questions that are returned to queries on the overall Stack Exchange search (so not a meta site, nor a main site like Stack Overflow), by date? For example, how could I sort the ...
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Search doesn't space out tags in a post

I went and did a search for my answers, and this answer, which was reported as a bug and then marked status-completed, isn't showing the tags as spaced out: It should look like this: Another example:...
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How can I check if a specific user has answered any of my questions?

Is there a way to check a specific user has answered a question of mine or not? If the user did answer some of my questions, how can I get the list of those questions with the answers' links? ...
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Search is broken again

Just now search is broken again, here on MSE at least. It takes an incredibly amount of time before returning 0 results. This very well could be a regression of Search is extremely slow
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Search users whose name contains Chinese characters

Goal To search users whose user name contains Chinese characters. Bug In the above screenshot, three user names start with the simplified Chinese character '陈'. I tried to search them with the input ...
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Why is the page design for search results different than questions/tagged results?

For example, check out stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/python as compared to stackoverflow.com/search Personally, I find the /search version much less visually pleasing. (I am curious if others ...
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Search is extremely slow

The search functionality is broken, it seems, e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=test only loads after more than a minute of waiting. This happens on multiple sites, e.g. also on Stack ...
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Add an option to include help and meta FAQ articles in search results

One of Stack Overflow questions has a self-answer inside the question and I wanted to add a comment about ability to self-answer and tried to find relevant links by searching within Stack Overflow. ...
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List all the questions from deleted accounts [duplicate]

When an account is deleted it has an ID like user123456. Is there a way to search for questions whose OP has deleted the account? In other words, I want to list all the questions from deleted accounts....
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Should we search in answers too, to avoid asking a question about that same matter? [duplicate]

Can asking a question that has an answer in another question result in being duplicate? For example, imagine someone wants to ask if the recipe in this website is really original or not. He tries to ...
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Are there any undocumented options for doing searches?

I noticed in this question it mentions using the asterisk in doing wildcard searches, but I couldn't find it in the help pages. Are there other search options that aren't documented?

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