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Questions regarding usage of asterisk `*` as a wildcard character for searching.

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Wildcard tag search expands maximum of 20 tags even when there are more

I believe I have found a bug with the wildcard expansion in tag search. Examples in Stack Overflow but are likely applicable on other sites: Working: Searching for [python-2.7] -[python*] shows no ...
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If a wildcard search only matches one tag, the "Questions tagged" header retains the asterisks

There is a single tag which matches the wildcard tag search [*owntim*]: downtime. Making that search gives me this: I've circled the interesting bits. The wildcard's auto-expansion has, as expected, ...
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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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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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Allow to search by synonym tags with wildcard

Intro. I made a search for -[tag:status-*] user:me is:q to see what number of post I have where SO employee did not reacts yet. Then I copied this search request and tried to use it for "Stack ...
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Tag wildcards `*` break URL parsing in chat

URLs containing tag wildcard characters * do not work properly in chat. This means that a chat message containing the URL https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/java* will redirect to https://...
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How can I favorite [java*] while excluding [javascript]?

Let's say I want to follow all Java related questions on Stack Overflow. I decide to favorite java*. Everything seems to be working fine. My search includes questions about java, javafx, javadoc and.....
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Tag formatting doesn't work if tag contains *wildcard characters; ie: [tag:git*] [duplicate]

Formatting tags with [tag:] does not work if the tag contains wildcard characters. For example: [tag:git] → git [tag:git*] → [tag:git*]
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The iOS app replaces wildcard tags when you edit any tag

As of February this year, the iOS app supports wildcard tags - yay! I've just noticed however that while the app supports loading questions from favourite wildcard tags, if you make changes to any of ...
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Tag synonyms do not work with wildcards for featured search

I noticed that the following URL does not come back with any results (I am on the featured tab): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/mssql* However, mssql is a synonym for sql-server, and the ...
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Wildchars in tags preferences [duplicate]

There are favorite and ignored tags in Preferences. They need to explicitly list your tags. I would like to have wild char support here, so for example *PHP* will find PHP, PHP3, PHP4, PHPUnit, ...
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Search for tags with wildcards but exclude one

I will very often trawl Super User for questions that are really for Web Apps. Virtually any of Google's services are fair game for migration (assuming they're decent questions), so I do a wildcard ...
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Wildcards don't work in title searches [duplicate]

I search for: title:change - I get results I search for: title:chang* - No results I search for: chang* - I get results (body & title) Wildcard searches in the title should work or the text of "...
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Searching for perl* tags accidentally includes regex

When you use a wildcard tag search on questions with any perl* tag, it erroneously includes the regex tag in the search set: Notice the regex tag at the bottom. It should not be there, because ...
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Advanced Search Tips should also mention about the use of wildcard

On the search page, Advanced Search Tips should also include the wildcard usage which are valid for both tags searches and word searches. Wildcard is mentioned against the "url" search but it does not ...
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Asterisks (wildcards) do not work within [tag:name] markup [duplicate]

Following on from Can we neaten the tag listing in wildcard-tag search results? I've noticed that the [tag:name] markup doesn't allow wildcards. Tags link to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/...
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Can we neaten the tag listing in wildcard-tag search results?

Introduced in 2009 was the ability to add wildcards to favourite and ignored tags. This is great, because it means I can favourite css and css3 with a single favourite tag. The problem with this is ...
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List of newest questions with wildcard tag is broken

If you compare the list of questions for the wildcard tag opengl*: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/opengl* (link) with the list of questions for the tag opengl: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Is filtering questions by tag wildcard broken or changed somehow? [closed]

When I filter questions for example by https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/entity* and select the "newest" question tab and 50 questions per page right now the last question on the first page ...
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How to achieve this /tagged/*sql*+or+vb6?

If I use http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/*sql* I get all tags which include sql. But I want all tags which include sql or vb6 So I tried this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/*...
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Bug when searching for wildcards in tags

I am trying to search for [jquery-*] so I type that into the search bar: And then I press Enter: What happened? Instead of going to: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/jquery-* It went to: ...
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Searching on conjunction of tags where one of the terms is a wildcard?

I want to search for two tags simultaneously using the /questions/tagged/<tag list> search method, and allow one tag to be a wildcard. Is this possible? For example when searching for ...
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"Wildcard" and "or" in search

If I do this search (questions tagged .net-* or java), java is put in and to the last tag that starts with .net (at this time, on the right I get "or .net-interview or .net-internalsor java")
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Pressing Enter should simply insert a space when adding wildcard tags

When I enter in something into the favorites or ignored input i get something that looks like this: When I press Enter after this point, the system pulls up the dropdown, chooses the first ...
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Notify users about similar tags/wildcards when adding favorite tag

The tagging system on Stack Exchange sites supports wildcards like *unicorn* to follow a set of related tags containing the same word (e.g. unicorn-spotting or unicorn-horn). This is a very useful ...
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Cannot add ignored tag with wildcards anymore

Everytime I try add it, it simply strips the wildcard character. This has only been happening since today. (27 jan 2011) I only use StackOverflow, not sure if present on other sites.
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400 error from links on wildcard tag searches

This question is related to another question I asked: Links from wildcard tag search results returning 404. The setup looks like this: Click on a wildcard tag which matches a large number of tags ...
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Interesting/ignored wildcards are lumped with the base tagname in the new popup menu

If you have a wildcard tag as one of your interesting or ignored tags, then the new popup menu that lets you remove or add tags inline will incorrectly link it with the base tag name (truncating the ...
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Query on tag with wildcard doesn’t match tags with a number

The interesting tag [ejb*] (<- that's a link) should match [ejb] and [ejb3] but does only match [ejb]. The interesting tag [jee*] (<- that's a link) should match [jee5] and [jee6] but doesn't ...
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Query on tag with wildcard doesn't retrieve the questions if there is only one match

I couldn't find a similar question, forgive me if this is a duplicate. To illustrate the problem, I'll use the following example on SO: We previously had java-ee, java-ee-5, java-ee-6 questions so I ...
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Links from wildcard tag search results returning 404

Reproduction Pull up something with a wildcard tag which matches lots of tags. I ran into this while using the django~ tag. Change the sort order to featured (or any of the links below Ask Question)....
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More wildcard tag bugs - adding a related tag causes 400 error

I'm aware of the couple "searching for a wildcard tag gives you a blank page" bug reports here, but wanted to report that if you search for a wildcard tag, it now works, BUT if you try to add a second ...
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Allow wildcards in ignored/interesting tags

I'd like to be able to specify an interesting or ignored tag via a wildcard. May tags which cover similar topics have common roots. For example windows windows7 windows-vista windows-xp windows-...
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Clicking on tags with wildcards gives you a blank page

Related Question: Searching for a tag containing * breaks I have tags in my "Interesting Tags" with wildcards, like html*, php* and so on. If I click on it it goes to http://stackoverflow.com/...
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Tags with * in not working correctly?

I have some interesting tags stored on Stack Overflow with * in them (e.g. c#* or delphi*) and they no longer seem to be working. I'm fairly sure they did since I remember setting them up after ...
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Please allow wildcards in tag searches

Upon reading this question, i was intrigued - i'd never realized that such a feature existed on SO! Unfortunately, that was because it didn't exist on SO. But, come on - it'd be cool, right? After ...
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