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Feature: Option for larger view of each post in the "Search page"

Currently when we search for some keyword in MSE we get a snippet view of each search result I was wondering if we can include the option for "larger view", where we see a snippet of at ...
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Removing a tag does not immediately remove the question from the list of questions for the tag

I just removed the geometric-probability tag from Coupon collector problem with a large set of coupons. When I then searched for questions with this tag (https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Why is the user:me search function works (while I am logged in) but when I log out and search user:StephenElliott or user:Stephen Elliott dosen't work

I want to be able to share my Questions and Answers with friends and family, but I do not want to give them my account password, of course. I can search for my questions and answers successfully while ...
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Why I seemingly cannot find my question when searching but then later when I get flagged for duplicate question I find the similar question

I try to avoid creating duplicates but I always fail. Consider my recent question. I was searching the finite subgroup criterion. So I typed into the search function "Finite subgroup criterion&...
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Feature: Include option for more Page buttons in the search results

In the search page, we often get many pages. For example, I want to go through the non-answered questions in the SDEs https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/stochastic-differential-equations?...
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Update the Help Center article on searching to mention the in:saves operator in place of the inbookmarks:mine operator

The Help Center article titled "How do I search?" needs to be updated to mention the in:saves operator in place of the deprecated ...
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How to search MSE for a formula? [duplicate]

I don't know how to search a formula in Math.SE. For example last time I asked a question about $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\left(n \ln \frac{2 n+1}{2 n-1}-1\right)$; but this question has been closed since ...
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How to search a question/answer in MSE

I have missed a question asked in MSE yesterday. I tried searching it but in vain. Can someone help me in searching $(1+\frac{1}{x})\text{arcTan} x >1$ here in MSE?
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Feature request:- Make the search bar support latex

For instance consider $\int_0^1 e^{x^2-x}dx$. before asking for help with a certain aspect of this question, I attempted to search for it on MSE. However, this is what I got. The worst part is how the ...
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How to quickly find recent questions with lots of upvotes?

Sometimes I want to find recent questions with lots of upvotes. My current way to do so is to go to Questions -> Newest, then do a lot of down-scrolling while visually scanning the numbers of votes....
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Custom TeX command doesn't render in search results

In my answer to Collecting Stickers! Evaluate occurrence of duplicates? I defined a custom TeX command \stir, which is rendered correctly on the page itself. When ...
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Searching and text delimiters

On math.meta, when I do a search for cstheory I get several results, none of which is this one: (The question is here.) For it to find this question as well I have ...
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Is there a way to see related questions *before* I post a question? [duplicate]

Is there a way to see related questions before I post a question? I recently posted this question. After I wrote the question, but before I posted it, I went through the automatically-generated list ...
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In search of a possibly deleted question

I'm trying to find a possibly deleted question. I don't remember the user. Is this possible? It was a question about finding $$\operatorname{E}\left[g(X)\right]$$ If my memory serves me correctly $$g(...
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Improve similar problem searching system

This is a problem which has happened many times when I want to ask a question on MSE. After I finish the title of my question, there'll be a Similar questions box to offer me some similar question. If ...
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Would someone looking for this question know what a "codomain" is?

Looking at this question should the word "codomain" be changed to "range" in the title to make this post more easily find-able by those with same question? I.e. do kids these days ...
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How can I find an answer when I accidentally closed the window?

I was attempting to answer a question on computing $\sin(\pi/n)$, and in the process I needed a reference so I opened another window to find it. When I found what I was looking for I meant to close ...
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Where did uniquation go?

Several posts both on the main site and on meta mention uniquation as a tool for searching online for websites containing some mathematical formula.1 The URL for this website provided in those answers ...
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About a filter that returns questions with no answers and questions with answers but not accepted, at the same time.

I noticed, after checking this question, that when one uses the Filter to find questions with not accepted answer(s) returns both: questions with no answers and questions with not accepted answers. ...
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Is it possible to use the search function on stack exchange in the browser itself?

On the top of my page, I have a search bar in math Stack Exchange: Now, instead of google, is it possible to directly feed my search query into this search bar itself from the place you type address ...
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Is it possible to prevent substitution in approach0?

I don't know if the question is well suited here, but I don't know about a forum dedicated to this search engine, yet since it is widely used by MSE members, I guess that should do it (please redirect ...
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How to quickly find duplicate questions which are not exact duplicates.

Some moderators are able to find duplicate posts which are not exact duplicates. That is to say even in the case where the question is posed completely differently but the solution uses similar ...
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Change the link to search in modal window for the first-time askers

Since March 2020, a modal window with some basic information is shown to a user who is asking their first question, see here: The new ask page is now live on the network! This replaced the older /ask/...
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How to search for duplicate of this classic complex analysis question?

Aim A quick search for duplicates. Question If $|f(z) |\leq 1 + |z|$, show that $f(z) = az + b$ is a recently-posted question. I tried to search for its duplicates on Approach0 but I didn't manage to ...
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Is there a page explaining how to use the search function? [duplicate]

I've been around here for a while, but I never really learned how to use the search function. I know there is a page introducing new users to LaTeX. Is there also a new page introducing users to the ...
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Are there any functions to search with keywords or categorize my thousands of bookmarked questions?

Although the bookmark function can save my favorite questions, it is still a mess since I have bookmarked thousands of questions for a long time.
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Help sought in finding a question.

Caveat: The following question is mistaken and wrongly posted here. A question was posted asking for all natural-number solutions $(a,b)$ of the equation $\surd a+\surd b=\surd2009$. It was near the ...
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Ability to have a search feature to find search through personal question history [duplicate]

Sometimes, I want to find a question I asked but I find it difficult it to scroll through all my asked questions trying to find one question. So, I suggest that this site includes a search feature in ...
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How can I find posts that have been answered by two users?

Q1: How can I find posts that have been answered by two users? For example user:1000 and user:1500? Or more generally a set of posts where two users have intersected, consisting of comments, questions,...
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Is it possible to search past answers of a deleted account?

I've recently come across a couple of answers that I've found really useful. Usually I'd like to view other answers by the same user. However this account has been deleted, which makes it difficult. ...
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I want to view recently closed (not so recently asked) questions of mine

Five months ago I asked Conjecture: Any odd integer $k>1$ has a partition $m+n,\,m,n>0,$ such that $m^2+n$ > is a prime. and a few days ago it was closed, which I noticed only because there ...
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Searching in comments for a specific OP of a question and a word used in comments

I would like to search for my username user122424 and a specific word used in comments that I remember from reading that comment to get back to it. How can I do that?
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Searching for questions with a tag only gives bountied questions

Whan I search for a tag on the main site, the list produced seems to have the added proviso that there is a bounty attached to the post. For example: It works properly on math.meta, and also works on ...
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Can I search by UserName AND Tag? Eg: All my posts about series-seq? [duplicate]

Can I search by UserName AND Tag? Eg: All my posts about series-seq? The search: [sequences-and-series] user:JackOfAll returns 30,000 results! Not right.
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How do I make sure my question is not a duplicate? [duplicate]

A couple of questions that I have asked on this site have been marked duplicates and I have seen people attach the link of the previously asked question quickly (not just on mine, but on all other ...
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Searching for old posts from words remembered

I tried to search a recent topic using " hyperbolic William David crochet geometry " but had no luck. How do advanced search options show up? Is there a more effective search method? Thanks for ...
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Deleted question still shows up in search results

This deleted 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 it has been ...
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Is it possible to know the questions and answers by a no longer user?

When a user decides to delete their own account or when for some reason the account is deleted, then you can't see any information about the user, you can't click on the id "name" of the user. Is it ...
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Finding who has linked to an answer of mine

I just received three upvotes for a seven-year-old answer. Obviously somebody has recently linked to it in a question or answer. Is there any way for me to find this link? I'm curious!
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MathJax tutorial for linear programming missing in search results

Background An answer for typing linear-programming questions in mathjax has been added to MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference since one year. Problem I attempted to find it by search on this ...
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How to see the questions posted in a particular month in a particular year in a specific tag

I want to see the questions posted in a particular month in a particular year in a specific tag. For example, I want to see all questions posted in sequences-and-series in September month of 2016. ...
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Where can I see my deleted questions [duplicate]

Sometimes I ask Questions which are regarded useless or off-topic and then they got deleted, however I have usually added many Details in the Body of the Question which help me to understand something ...
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How does one see chatroom comments with a particular tag?

This appears to be a new question. I found out recently that one can use tags in chat. They're given by the code [tag:tag-name]. How does one see chatroom ...
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How to skip directly to page x of n in a long list of search results?

It would be very helpful if one could go directly to a specific page number when the number of pages returned for a search is very large, but I am unable to figure out if it possible and nothing pops ...
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How can I search questions asked a specific period of time?

As stated in the title, I do not know how to do that... I see only things arrange questions like "newest, votes, active"...Thanks in advance.
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Is the search function working on Math.SE?

I recently found that searching for anything using the search bar on top next to the SE logo will result in "no matches". For instance, searching for the keyword "Integral" yields: which is clearly ...
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How to search on this site?

When using this site, it is quite important to be able to find posts on this site which might be related to the question I am interested it - both to avoid duplication (i.e., not asking again ...
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Searching for questions that have one of two tags.

How can I search for two tags at once? For example, search for all questions that are tagged with either set-theory or elementary-set-theory.
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How can I find a ranking for the answers?

It is easy to find the questions with the best scores and the worst scores. But how can I find the answers with the best scores and the worst scores ? Is a ranking of the answers concerning the ...
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Filtering messages with/without answers

Tags can now be filtered. For example, hasaccepted:no is syntax for do not show questions with accepted answers. Why doesn't hasanswer:no remove all questions with answers? Why doesn't onhold:no ...
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