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Questions tagged [search]

For questions about built-in search functionality of this site and about searching this site using external search engines.

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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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Filtering a Tag [duplicate]

How can I remove all questions with accepted answers from view?
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Why “Search” is inferior to “Ask Question Search”? [duplicate]

This is a problem I've stumbled many times in Math.SE. When I want to ask something, I go to search to see if my question was already made, and most of the time I find nothing related. But then, when ...
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Optimize search results

Searching for "how to represent a square as a matrix", Google's first hit was perfect I only searched on Google after not seeing a good result on math.stackexchange's search result. Math....
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Access to question posts from previous years.

As far as I know, to search posts, say, from 2016, requires a tremendous amount of effort: From the "Newest" tab on main math.se, one can search up to five pages back, and then can choose up to 7 ...
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I'd like to suggest the search UI is improved.

I wanted to use search and realised for somebody not having learnt the features yet I had to think, and it took 3 clicks before I could even start. I'd like to suggest the UI is improved. The search ...
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Ordering the questions of a day

When we order the questions by votes, we see questions from all past years and days. There are a way to see the questions of today ( or of a given day or period?) ordered by votes?
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When I use “intags:mine” in search, I get no results

In the past, I have searched "intags:mine" on the main site to get a list of posts I would like to see. However, now when I do it, I get no results (I've tried it many times over the last month or so)....
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Should we add external searches in some help pages about search?

I think that it might be useful to add somewhere advice about other possibilities how to search. (I am not sure what would be right place, but it would be nice to have it somewhere where new users who ...
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How to ask the question which aren't ask before

Many times when I ask a question I found that it blocked as it is duplicate. But I don't know which question is ask before. So how can I understand that the question is duplicate or not?? Please help ...
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How to search for users based on reputation and badge?

Is it possible to search for users with high reputation (say $>25000$) and NO Gold badges?
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Looking for a removed question. Can I still find it?

Recently, I noticed that a couple of questions I posted were removed. This is unfortunate, because my questions become a reference for me when I go back into the texts, and reading them again helps ...
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Why is the user search so out of date?

When I press "Users" right below the logo on the main page, I am presented with a search engine. Here I can type in the name of a user, and get a list of all users with that name. I searched myself. ...
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Trying to ask a question provides better results than normal search.

I have noticed this interesting behavior several times now. Many a time I scour Math SE looking for a particular query but fail to find anything even after several rounds of rephrasing and ...
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Finding protected questions

How do I find the list of protected questions? I've seen a couple of protected questions for which I could not see a reason for protection and I'd like to find more.
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Searching for text in questions I have answered

The question pendulum modeling is essentially a duplicate of the question mathematical model of a pendulum. I had supplied an answer to the older one and wanted to find it. I searched on my user ...
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How effectively to search through MSE resources

I'm on MSE one year but I'm still don't know how to effectively search through MSE resources to get required information. The search machine is very inaccurate and rarely gives high quality response. ...
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Not having pure Latex as titles

A few times I have been told to not to turn the titles to Latex only as that stops them from being indexed by search engines. I see two problems with that : 1.What seems natural humans behaviour ...
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Finding my old closed questions.

When I first signed up here I posted a question about the monotone class theorem that was closed. Is there a way to find it or is it gone?
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LaTeX rendering in incorrect locations [duplicate]

When browsing the site I notices that in the hot question section of the sidebar there was a link to this post on SuperUser. The link looked a little strange, as shown in the image: If I'm not ...
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“Maybe answered questions” box on “Ask Question” page is much more useful than “Search Q&A”

I often find that "Search Q&A" is quite useless when I want to find a question or something related to it. But I've also noticed that when I'm about to ask a question, the "Questions that may ...
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How does one search for questions and answer by specific user and by date?

I have recently had a maths puzzle I got stuck on. I am nearly 100% sure that I've seen the answer to this question on this site. I only know potential users that might have asked/answered the ...
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Can people find math.SE questions with identities/inequalities from Google?

One thing that I love about math.SE is the idea that people googling math quesitons will find well researched, well thought-out answers to their questions here. However, how does this work when key ...
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Help me find an original for questions like “Why $(-1)^{ab} \ne [(-1)^a]^b$ when $a, b, \in \Bbb R$?”

There are many questions that boil down to "why is it not true that $(-1)^{ab} = [(-1)^a]^b$ (or $z^{ab} = (z^a)^b$) for $z \in \Bbb C$ and $a, b \in \Bbb R$ (or $\Bbb C$)?" and, respectively, "...
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Has the question about antiderivates vanished?

I noticed a question on this forum, whether functions are known, for which it is known that a closed-form antiderivate exists, but the antiderivate is unknown. Since this question would interest me ...
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Is there a search option for images?

Is there a search option that selects the posts that contains an attached image? Something as the option for the search of a code?
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How to find questions originating from papers?

What is a reasonable way to find questions which are related to mathematical papers? The motivation to ask this was a recent post mentioning that: However the focus of this site seems to be ...
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Announcing a third-party search engine for Math StackExchange.

Approach0 is a math-aware search engine. “Math-aware” means you can add math expression(s) as some of your keywords to have search engine help you find similar expressions. Check out here: https://...
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How to keep on top of past posts for referencing

When I joined I initially read many posts but didn't pay much attention to where they were for future reference, barring a passing nod to their respective tags. There was one integration question I ...
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How to find duplicates?

I am facing a basic problem: I do not know whether I am being silly or not, but often when I look at some questions, I feel that I have seen that before (if they have special structures like this one) ...
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Doubled MathJax (including in Google search)

I noticed in the past year or so that there was a change in the MathJax that results in every MathJax equation being doubled, one being an image and one being a text-based rendering. Usually one of ...
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Is there any particular way to find the “easy” questions to answer?

Right now, I am student of pre-calculus. I am still studying basic calculus (derivatives & integrals) just because - well why not, it helps me get a head start. But as you can imagine sometimes I ...
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Search does not find metric spaces book recommendations

When searching for questions containing the words "metric spaces book recommendation", I did not find this question nor this one. I only found one of those through Google, which was linked to the ...
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How do I search my own answers.

This morning I wanted to find an answer of mine proving that some plane curve is not hyperelliptic. So I typed not hyperelliptic Georges Elencwajg in the search box and got a message reading "0 ...
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How to search math terms/notations accurately and efficiently? Could some experienced users summarize some tips here?

How to search math terms/notations accurately and efficiently? Could some experienced users summarize some tips here? I believe such tips will be helpful for inexperienced users looking for hints or ...
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Search for any variable

Well this hit me after spending a really long time searching for a post I was viewing two days ago. I couldn't understand why can't I find it. I was trying to remember what was written in the title so ...
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Find earlier questions about $x^2 - 3 x = 2 y^2$

a question I answered, Solving the nonlinear Diophantine equation $x^2-3x=2y^2$ has apparently not helped the student enough. I answered his email today, maybe that will help. In particular, I ...
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How to search for postings of user X with tag Y? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to search for postings of a known member John Doe under the tag Calculus. What steps do I take? Similarly: How do I search for responses of user X to questions which have tag Y?
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Is there any way to find and view a deleted question that I commented on recently

Recently I commented on a question which was about tiling a 100 by 100 grid with a 1 x 8 square. (Actually to prove this was impossible.) One of our users posted a link to a very interesting looking ...
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See questions recently posed by “high-rep” users

Often times I just browse through some of the questions on MSE, and I've noticed that many of the questions posed by lower-rep users (for example, <500) don't show as much effort, aren't as ...
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Search terms that include accented characters [duplicate]

How do I search for questions & answers using a keyword that includes an accented character. For example, I often look at questions about Bezier curves. Some people spell Bezier correctly, with an ...
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Search Engine: Features

There's an article in help center: How do I search? And some articles in meta, e.g.: Search automatically assuming tags Improving the search system How to search among comments? Search Function for ...
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How do I search for recently well-received questions? [duplicate]

Basically what's in the title. To clarify, the problem with the votes tab is that it gets you extremely high-voted, and extremely ancient questions. I just want to ...
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How to find questions having only given tag (and no other tags)?

For various reasons it is often useful to be able to find questions which have some given tag as a standalone tag. (For example, when discussing whether some tag is useful for this site or not. Or ...
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How can I find questions favorited by at least $n$ users?

Motivation: Being on math.SE for a month, I noticed that almost every non-trivial question is favorited by a user. Got a bit tired searching for a problem I can think of, among questions that are ...
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How can I search my comments with keywords?

How can I search my comments with keywords in them?
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How do I see questions in ascending order of votes

How do I see questions with lowest number of votes? Furthermore, how do I see questions with votes $\geq 2$, and no accepted answer, but in ascending order? Browsing such a list seems the simplest ...