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Questions tagged [search]

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

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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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Why is there a limit on the number of searches per minute? [duplicate]

Earlier I was digging up some statistics on Mi Yodeya, and I accidentally came across the following error: I had been repeatedly searching for is:question created:2019-02-xx incrementing xx by one in ...
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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 "...
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Issue with the search term in the stackexchange.com moderator page search

In the stackexchange.com - moderators page, there is a strange issue with the search text. When I try with "ask" in the search box, it is displaying the matched entries such as Ask Different, Ask ...
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HTML formatting in tag when part of a search [duplicate]

Here's a view of the r tag on SO. The tag wiki is displayed with questions with that tag: Add another string to the search and the tag wiki becomes borked: It seems like words in the tag wiki that ...
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Default plural form for the singular noun ‘result’

I noticed that string “{count} results” that is used for search results was updated recently. On blog, and on the site itself I see “1 results”:
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Allow to search by user id when user is deleted [duplicate]

Specifying the user:<id> option to the search string allows you to search for posts written by specified user. That also includes the wiki posts, which are considered community owned (almost ...
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Exact phrase search with tag gets wrapped with additional set of quotes on Meta.SE

Only on Meta Stack Exchange, searching with an exact phrase in the search box will result in the entire query wrapped in an additional pair of quotes. For example: [feature-request] "There are no ...
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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 to search for posts with special characters like “${^MATCH}”? [duplicate]

How to search for posts with special characters like ${^MATCH}? Using quotes doesn’t work.
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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 ...