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How can I browse stack Exchange as a “Look at this nice trick”-kind of site?

The title of this question is not really clear, so let me rephrase this: From time to time I stumble upon some piece of code or program of which I think: "Wow, this is incredible handy ! Such a pity ...
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Show tags in “Similar questions”

Actual situation When searching on stackexchange you get a list of search results. Each topic also contains a list of its tags below it. When adding a new question, after typing the title, a field "...
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Expand tag filter with additional options

Sometimes I want to search questions which are marked let's say with c# tag and either .net or .net-core and are not marked with entity-framework. But, currently it is not possible. It would be great ...
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How can I always show the search bar at a medium window width?

My preferred window width is wide enough to have plenty of space between the left-hand icons and the right-hand icons, but too narrow to have the search bar displayed. How can I cause it to be always ...
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Search has become much harder to find on narrow windows

Since very recently, search has become a lot harder to reach. First, the keyboard shortcut s no longer works. status-completed Second, there used to be a reasonably wide text box at the top of the ...
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The search box width is increased in the stackexchange.com header

The width of the search box in the stackexchange.com's header is increased suddenly. Previously in the StackExchange.com, the search box width is less, and there is enough space in the right and ...
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Add a way to exclude messages from specific rooms when searching chat

Some sites use a chat bot to post all comments made on a given site into a chat room, in order to provide a permanent archive of all comments posted on that site. There are reasons for and against ...
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How best to find all my own posts where I employ pronouns?

Using the data explorer, Google, or another tool, how can I search for posts, comments, and other content I've written over the last 11 years for common English pronouns? Additionally, it would be ...
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Searches are missing posts when using favorites quick buttons and manual searches

Not sure where to ask this question, if it belongs some where else comment so and I'll move this. But why is this post: Python Pyglet Using External Fonts For Labels not showing up on this filter: ...
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Do tags in results pages work properly? [duplicate]

When I run a search (as this one https://stackexchange.com/search?q=wikipedia) and then I click on a tag, I have always Page Not Found. Is it ok?
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Search for a tag didn't find the obvious result despite relevant synonyms and description text

I searched at https://stackoverflow.com/tags for windows forms and the search for tags did not return the desired tag winforms. There is even a tag synonym called windows.forms I'm surprised this ...
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Send users to the correct site's tagged questions from the SE search results

In the search results of stackexchange.com/search?q=*, allow people to click on a tag and go to that website with the tag page open. For example, https://stackexchange.com/search?q=regex shows me ...
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“Search all sites” returns no results regardless of search term

Currently, there is a bug in the search feature on stackexchange.com. Namely, it always says that "Your search returned no matches." regardless of which term I type into the "Search all sites" box. ...
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Search for “similar questions” across multiple sites?

After typing the title of a question, the "similar questions" are displayed. Is there any feature, that would provide such suggestions across all (or a configured subset of) stackexchange communities?...
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Issue with “Advanced search options” help page link in the “What is a locked post?” help page

In the end of the What is a locked post? help page of every Stack Exchange site, there is a link Advanced search options, which is redirecting to the "How do I search?" help page. The "Advanced ...
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Is there a way to search among all of my questions from all sites?

I know I can see all of my questions from all sites. But I can't search among all the questions.
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Search bar’s tooltip popup hasn’t closing on tapping on many areas

When the top bar tooltip for the search is visible tapping anywhere on marked with FHRC areas doesn’t close the tooltip (FHBC) on my iPad:
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Advanced mathematics search tool

Last year there was an advanced search website for Stack Exchange mathematics (maybe for other sites, I don't know) where you could input part of a formula, and it would list all Stack Exchange ...
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'Tips for searching' dialog takes some time to load

On clicking the search field, the searching tips dialog appear. However, it doesn't appear immediately, it takes some time. It can be noticed that the dialog is empty for like < 500 ms and then ...
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New search on mobile as full site breaks layout

One thousand words: The search hints are obsuring the search box, which isn't particularly helpful. My screen has an admittedly small resolution of 360x640 720x1280 I'm using Chrome on Android I'm ...
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One of the new search hints is wrong

There's a new popup helping you with searching, but one of the hints is wrong: Searching for score:3 will return answers as well as questions, and it's not the number of (up/down)votes which counts, ...
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Issues with the new popup guide for searching [duplicate]

I just noticed that addition. Searching for posts by author does not need the brackets [], and can be clearer as to what "1234" is. A new user may think 1234 is a username example. Tag guideline can ...
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Searching for own unanswered questions seems to no longer work

I am trying to get a list of my unanswered questions (or questions with no accepted answer) across the Stack Exchange network. There is an old meta question asking exactly that. Its answer suggests ...
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Why is the site so set on putting down new users?

Disclaimer: If I mention any users in this post, I am not attacking them personally. I do not know them and think that they are good people. I am slightly new to this site, why is it that so many ...
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Lists of questions sometimes don't show how many answers

Sometimes lists of questions don't indicate how many answers they have received: Yes this particular question has not only received an answer, that answer has been selected: Why doesn't the list ...
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Query for no. of many questions I have answered which are closed later

Is there a query to know how many questions received answers before they are put on hold and I am one of the users who wrote an answer before the question is closed? If it looks confusing, let me ...
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How to use a search regex for tags in the Stack Exchange API

I want to simulate the question search using regex behaviour of Stack Overflow using the Stack Exchange API. For example, using c++* for tags will give questions which have c++ as prefix in tag such ...
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Search comments by commentator's user-id [duplicate]

Often I find comments showing the commentator is quite knowledgeable and able to express concepts in a poignant way, and I would like to discover more comments by such a user (in a similar way one ...
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Is there a way to search for a question (or an answer) that mentions a tag?

I see some questions (but mostly answers) that mention tags. For example I could mention the burrito tag here. Is there a way I could search for posts that have mentioned a particular tag?
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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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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 [closed]

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? [duplicate]

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.