Is there a way to exclude from search results all posts that have a particular tag?


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Yes, although it must be a part of some other search. That is, you can't search just for "All posts that don't have this tag".

As part of your search, include -[tag] in the search string. For example, if I wanted to search something on Meta Mathematics, but not posts with , then I'd include -[support] in my search string. This will then give me my search results without any results that are tagged as such (or in the case of answers, whose associated question is tagged as such).

  • $\begingroup$ Hi ... are there any search guidelines? $\endgroup$
    – hasExams
    May 7, 2013 at 16:04
  • $\begingroup$ @hasExams Head to our base search page, on the right there's a little thing that says 'Advanced Search Tips'. It will contain all of our special search systems that you can use. If you hover your mouse over any individual one in that list, it'll give a more in-depth explanation of what that search effect does. And if you have any further questions, well, please don't hesitate to ask. ♪ $\endgroup$
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    May 7, 2013 at 16:08
  • $\begingroup$ I was wondering if I could use latex to search ... I am looking for expressions. $\endgroup$
    – hasExams
    May 7, 2013 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ @hasExams The issue of searching formulas on meta.SE was discussed before; the built-in search is not really designed with latex markup in mind. You may be interested in this question and this answer. ¶ Also, on the subject of your post I found that -[tag] views:0 is a shorter search command with same effect. Operator views:0 is understood as $\ge 0$, and it's impossible for any post to have a negative number of views. $\endgroup$
    – 75064
    May 7, 2013 at 17:29

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