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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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Searching for images is buggy

The Advanced Search Options say we could use url "*.example.com" Further the tooltip says: "Find images and links in posts". But when I do the search, I get only 284 results. When I search for my ...
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User not displayed in search

When I search for Robert Bryant under users I only see users 84371. Yet account 10727 seems to belong to him also, but this is not displayed in the search results. Is that a bug?
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Searching questions by number of views

There is a way to see the most viewed/upvoted questions on the site: Most upvoted and viewed questions However, what if we on the other hand wanted to find the "bottom sludge" of all the questions; ...
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the relationship between the tags

If a person is only interested in number theory, then he/she would just want to access only a few tags, such as number theory, elementary number theory, diophantine equation, etc. But if we select ...
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How to search for a formula/expression

Suppose I want to search for instances where an expression similar to $x_n^2-x_{n-1}x_{n+1}$ shows up. How would I do that? I suppose the question goes beyond searching MSE. Are there search engines ...
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Lost question - how can I find it again?

A long time ago, I asked a question to the effect of: If choice fails, can the cardinal numbers still be totally ordered? Or something like that. Anyway, as I recall, Asaf Karagila gave a rather ...
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Does $\LaTeX{}$ affect google search?

I was just wondering, do LaTeX in titles or the body of questions affect if they show up in google search?
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How to search for a comment left by a particular user on my post?

What is the efficient way to search for a comment left by a particular user on my post? I can go back into my activity/comments in my profile page and dig it up. But this comment was left by a user ...
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Is it possible to “OR” search criteria?

Is there a way to specify a search whose results list is the union of two other searches?
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What is the efficient way to search post with pictures/images?

I have answered quite a few posts with pictures/images. Is there a way to search MSE so that it lists all my posts, where I have used an image/picture?
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Searching for a question

I entered the following into the search box and came up empty: \lim_{n\to\infty}(1+\frac xn)^n I'd like to know whether someone has posted this question: How does one prove that $$ \lim_{n\to\infty}\...
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How to search in favorite questions?

As the number of my favorite questions increase, it becomes harder to find them in the list. Is there a way to search in my favorite questions? Also, would it be possible to search in another user's ...
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Searching for accented characters is too strict

A search for "lindelof" and a search for "lindelöf" produce different results. In some sense the results are correct, since the first search finds only those posts that mention "lindelof" and the ...
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Unable to search my answers for a particular topic

In an effort to find this answer, I executed this query. I tried several other variants of this query, but I was unable to find my answer to a question about uncertainty. I thought I used to be able ...
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Cannot find a question with all (or each) words within its topic

If I search "Menger" or "Menger's", this question will not show within the results: Induction on Menger's theorem by Diestel in Graph Theory If I search "Induction on Menger's theorem by Diestel ...
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Is it possible to search for users in a given country?

Is it possible to search for users in a given country? Of course you can only hope to find the users that have actually disclosed their location.
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I can't search on ^

I was trying to search for duplicates for this question: How to define the $0^0$? But it's very hard to do this, as the search engine seem to ignore the ^ symbol. Searching for "0^0" or "0 0" give ...
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search among formerly featured questions

As far as I know, there is no “been formerly attributed a bounty” tag in the search options? I tend to like featured questions even when the bounty is no longer active and such a feature would be ...
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Browsing unregistered users?

Is there any way to browse answers by unregistered users and/or browse unregistered users? I understand that you have not indexed them for search but the data is clearly there somewhere in your ...
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Search queries involving symbols and/or $\TeX{}$

Currently some (most?) fairly crucial symbols such as = and ^ are truncated in search queries, making it pretty tough to find ...
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How do you search for specific questions?

I have noticed that a lot of times people ask a question and a duplicate is instantly found. It's not necessarily true that the person hasn't tried to look up the question, but it is just hard to ...
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How do we mark a question with standard Greek variables so that Google will direct someone who searched with English variables to that page?

In mathematics, oftentimes tradition dictates a standard to use non-English variables such as using Greek letters to represent ordinals and cardinals in set theory. How can we mark such questions so ...
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How to filter only posts that are community wiki?

How to filter only posts that are community wiki? I got aware of the existence of the community wiki today, but I don't know how to filter only CW posts. I'm in need of some help because I'm searching ...
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List of my unanswered questions

In the profile, each user has access to several classifications of his own questions : according to "newest", "reputation", "activity" etc Is there a way I can access the list of all my unanswered ...
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How to intersect users and tags?

I would like to see all the questions with a given tag that user xxx has asked or answered. How do I do that? Edit I have received three fine explanations, more than completely answering my ...
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How to search among comments?

I remember someone mentioned about the meaning of "order" in first order language and second order language in a comment to one of my questions. But I searched with "first order" with my id "user:1281"...
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Advanced Super Ninja Search Options: hasnotice

Chossing "hasnotice:1" as search option, gave back all question, where a bounty is active. Shouldn't it be called "hasbounty" then? Or what else is it good for?
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How do you search for duplicates?

Sometimes I am really surprised how fast are the duplicates of new question found, given that we have vast amount of questions here. I hope posting this question here can be useful and can lead to ...
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Searching comments

While looking over some material concerning "separable differential equations", I remembered a conversation I had (via comments) with another MSE user and wanted to find said conversation. I ...
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Formatting in the Search Results page breaks when the query contains certain terms

I've noticed that when a search query contains terms that are usually typeset in $\LaTeX$, the formatting in the Search Results page becomes messed up. I'm assuming this issue occurs because the ...
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Negative searches

I think a useful feature would be negative searches: searches in which at least one term is constrained to not occur (but no more than all but one terms, of course -- you wouldn't want to bring back ...
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Search automatically assuming tags

I was searching for measure-theory questions which had the word "algebra" in them. At first I was searching "algebra [measure-theory]" and much to my surprise the result was that it searched for "[...
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Can I search within tags?

Is there an option to search within tags? If I am looking for recommendations on texts for, say algebra, and given the nature of the question I am pretty sure it exists. Is there a way I can search "...