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Refers to the ability to search within specific tags from the global search box by using [tag-name]

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Filtering for "[tag-a] AND [tag-b]" only offers updates for [tag-b] [duplicate]

Description When searching for an intersection of tags [tag-a] AND [tag-b] or the equivalent [tag-a] [tag-b] the search results show questions tagged with both the tags. When the order of results is ...
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Syntax shortcut for multi-tag search

Suppose I want all questions tagged with javascript, unit-testing and testdoublejs. Current search query would be: is:question [javascript] [unit-testing] [testdoublejs] With terser tag syntax: is:...
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How can I limit search results to questions with exactly five tags?

Given that the limit on the number of tags is five, there is a possibility that a question that uses all five tags may not be using the best choice of tags for others to locate that question at a ...
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Related tags list does not show when tag search uses "or" and "is:q" is added with additional tags

When selecting multiple tags, separated by "or", the related tags list shows additional tags with their count. Selecting any of those tags does not limit the search, unless one adds "is:...
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Why does this question show up in the [developers] search results?

UPDATE The tag has been burned; the locked question is no longer on the list. Or maybe that should be, "Questions with mod-removed tags show up on that tag's search results"... I went and ...
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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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Front page is not loading - tag search error [duplicate]

The front page of Chinese Stack Exchange wasn't loading yesterday for a good five minutes with the following error message: It was not possible to perform this tag search at this time due to an ...
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Duplicate results when i am searching tags on SO [closed]

I have tried to search 2 tags(PostgreSQL, Mysql) on Stackover Flow. But search results are showing every question 2 times like below image. Whether its a bug? It should not behave like this.
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Display the number of question for tag synonyms in the tag search, or indicate it is a tag synonym

For example, the tag washing is a synonym of cleaning on https://cooking.stackexchange.com, but when searching for washing on https://cooking.stackexchange.com/tags it says the tag has 0 questions (vs....
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I've broken the search using a wildcard

Today I managed to break one of the two search bars in the screen: Steps to reproduce: Search for [feature-request] [status*] This automatically converts your wildcard tag to all options. If your ...
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Is there a way to search using more advanced notation?

First, I want to note that I've read the Search Help. What I am looking for is a way to group tags together into more advanced boolean statements. For example, I would like to run the following ...
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How do I search for multiple tag combinations at once?

I would like to search for questions with foo and bar OR foo and foobar. So written in JavaScript it would look like this: if ((foo && bar) || (foo && foobar)) {} How can I achieve ...
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Tapping the back button clears search query and results [duplicate]

After searching question by tag and opening a result, tapping the back button is clearing the tag used to query and the results. Reproduce: tags → [tag] → tap a question → tap on the ...
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Difference between tag search and keyword search results format

When performing a [tag] search, the results show users' gravatar, badge count & rep, while a keyword search only shows username and a timestamp. Why is the format of results different?
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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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Most recent questions filtered by tags and country

Would you assist in composing a Data Explorer query returning the top 100 most recent questions filtered by both tags and user country?
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Separate each tag in its own quotes

While searching for the posts with multiple tags on the right hand side of the page you can see the "Related Tags" section: Is there a way to separate each tag in its own quotes like in the ...
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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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"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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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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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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Increase the tag search input box length according to maximum allowed tag length

Currently the tag search input box on the tag page is too short: I suggest to increase the size of this input according to maximum allowed tag length. There is a lot of horizontal space to do ...
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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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Searching for not a tag broken

I'm a weird person, looking on codegolf.stackexchange.com for the rare questions not labelled [code-golf]. I type '-[code-golf]' into the search box and get results found containing "-[code-golf]" ...
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Advanced Search Options: "intags: mine" does not support [tag:wildcards*]

I sometimes use the advanced search options to look for questions to answer. For example I may search for questions with: answers:0 score:1 created:2018-02 intags:mine I've recently started using ...
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Tags with "+" in them broke recently

It seems that the parsing of tags with plusses (+) in them broke recently. This is very inconvenient for topics like C++. See these questions tagged with c++: "[c++]". Now, if you select another tag ...
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Does "intags:mine" no longer work above certain number of favorite/ignored tags?

Is there a limit on the number of tags after which searching using intags:mine no longer works? On a local meta a user complained that this search is not working for him. Since this user has many ...
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Tag search bar not working in mobile version of Stack Overflow

I want to filter questions based on some tag that I enter in the search bar in the Tag section of the mobile version of Stack Overflow. But when I write my tag name inside the search bar & hit ...
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How can I receive "immediately" notification about new questions posted that meet certain search criteria?

I noticed that you can do any tag combination with or and and (just separate the tags for space) operators in the search box and when you hit the search button you will be redirected to an URL like ...
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Can you list only the questions in tag search in the iOS app?

Using the Stack Exchange iOS app 1.6.6.2 05/26/2017. I want to list only the questions (no answers) as the result of a tag search. By default both questions (Q:) and answers (A:) are returned. For ...
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Tag search doesn't work properly

I am trying to do a search on SO where I include a few tags, and exclude a few: [c#] or [java] or [winforms] -[android] -[android-studio] Link to search The problem is, questions with the tags c#, ...
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Is there any option to save a filter in Stack Overflow?

I would like to save a filter (i don't want to type it every time) like this: [javascript] -[html] -[css] -[angular] -[jquery] -[d3.js] -[android] -[webview] -[angularjs] Is it possible in stack ...
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Can we search on Stack Overflow based on or condition over tags? [duplicate]

I can search through tags using [tag-name] and then add a search term that I want to search like. For multiple tags I can also search with [tag-name-1][tag-name-2][tag-name-3]. But it filters the ...
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Multiple tag query only shows two tags

Am I able to use multiple or statements within my search query like: [foo] or [foo1] or [foo2] or use a wildcard like [foo*] When I try the above, it only returns two tags. Am I missing something?
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Is there a way to show last month top questions for a tag?

I can get the month's top questions on a page like this: https://stackoverflow.com/?tab=month Or the top questions of all time tagged 'C' here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/c Can I ...
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Can't search multiple tags but exclude a specific tag

Currently there are two questions saying that you can do what I want: Is there a way to perform a search in such a way as to exclude a specific tag? Search for one tag and exclude results for another ...
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Search for question with exclusively certain tags [duplicate]

How do I search for questions that only have certain tags. For example: If I search [python] the search will come up with any questions that have python as one their tags. This search would show ...
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Searching for a user's questions with [tag] highlights the tagword

When searching for a user's questions with [tag], the tagword gets highlighted / bolded in the post's paraphrase for some reason. This should only be happening when searching the word in general. In ...
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How to do A or B not C in new nav tag filters?

I'm trying to set up a tab showing latest questions tagged with A or B but not C, but there doesn't seem to be any way to get this to work? Some things I've tried: [A] [B] not [C] shows everything (...
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Include the chosen tags in the search criteria for "Questions that may already have your answer."

In order to improve the question asking page, it would be prevalent to include the tags in the search results. Many users seem to type their question as their title. However, even with a clear title ...
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Tag search results are not cleared on mobile web

When I search for a specific term in the tag page in the full site, for example when I type j in the Coffee beta tag search page, no results end up if there is no match. Perfectly fine. However, ...
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How do I search with two tags? [duplicate]

I have tried searching stack exchange with a combination of two tags, for example [word] [excel], but the actual search defaults to just the first tag. In this case, only [word]. How do I search with ...
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Can I search for 2 different tags at the same time? [duplicate]

I am aware that you can search for multiple tags such as [css] and [jquery], which will show questions with both of those tags. But is there a way to search with 'or' rather than 'and'? So that the ...
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Tag exclusion when searching questions?

Currentlly I'm using this query to search for programming questions in one of the StackExchange sites: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/.net+or+vb.net+or+vbscript+or+batch-file+or+cmd Is ...
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How can I search for a keyword in unanswered questions?

Can I search for a keyword or a tag, but only see the questions which have no answers? If not, I want this as a feature request :)
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Exclusively excluding tag in search doesn't work [duplicate]

Use case Excluding tags in search results using -[tagname]. Observed behaviour This goes as expected: Action: Search for anything and exclude a tag (for example -[microsoft-excel] word on SU) Result:...
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Massive discrepancy of search results on Stackexchange vs StackOverflow?

If I do a search for apigee on StackExchange.com (which passes through to a custom google search): https://stackexchange.com/search?q=apigee ....it yields "About 59,600 results", and an ...
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Please show a "more" in the tag search

When I type windows into the tag bar, it suggests 6 tags - windows, windows-7, windows-8, windows-xp, windows-8.1 and windows-vista. However, Windows 10 has been released, and because currently there ...
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Excluding tags isn't working whatsoever at all

In both the new-nav and the old search the following query doesn't work: [feature-request] -[status-completed] In new-nav it doesn't work at all (note the first result is only tagged discussion) ...
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