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Unable to search answers sorted by votes

I wanted to see the lowest voted answers, for science, of course. Started the search with "is:a". - Okay Sorted results by votes. - Okay Chose the last page, viz. page 14383 now. - Error? Tried ...
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To bið or not to bid

The word bið is not the same as bid because one is Old English for be and the other is an etymologically unrelated word that you can find in any dictionary. The what the eth here is that search ...
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Can searches be more productive on SE?

I don't have much success searching on ELU or TGO, the only sites I use regularly. For example today, I wanted to find out what a "well received question" was. I put the question into the search bar ...
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How do I find a list of closed questions at EL&U?

Simply put, I should like to see whether there is any closed question that has something in it meriting a reopen vote. How do I find the list of closed questions here?
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Finding a post: how do I do it?

I cannot find the thread in which it is written that past tense has a boundary and present perfect has no its boundaries. It is not the title, it is a part of the explanation. Please help me ...
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Why don't I get good hits when searching “Poor man's” with quotes?

If I wanted to search about the phrase "Poor man's X", The question When did the expression "Poor man's <noun>" originate? appears when I search for Poor man's But if I use ...
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Search for common words

I have a question that must have been asked here many times. The question is about using "it is" versus "this is". Attempted to search for it is and this is, with and without quotes, and the search ...
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How would we like to format our keywords?

For a long time, the EL&U community has had a problem. We have been unable to search for stop words (common words that are not searchable), which is "problematic since many of the questions on ...
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Mobile paginated search results broken

On the mobile site, Safari on iPhone https://english.stackexchange.com/search?q=test Clicking on the page 2 button or next button takes me to https://english.stackexchange.com/search?page=2&amp;...
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Is there a way to nix certain words from the auto-search for related questions?

If I started a new question with the title "Pronunciation of 'cat'" the related question helper finds bunches of questions starting with "pronunciation of". This seems to happen with many of the ...
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Is there a way to search for …?

A few posts have shown up with crap added to them to extend the character limit past the point of acceptance. One user liked to add periods. I am having difficulties creating a query for ..... Does ...
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Can you help me find the post?

I have seen a post recently about whether to use a comma before "and" in "A, B, C and D". Can someone help to find the post please? Or if it does not exists, I will post a question then. Thanks!
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Publishing a thread on twitter

How was the link http://twitter.com/#!/StackEnglish/status/33529347939770368 made/taken?
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Disable Outline for text-boxes

Please disable the outline on focus for the search and INTERESTING / IGNORED TAGS fields. Look these textboxes below:             &...
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Need a way to search for stop words

Since this site is about English usage, the standard search engine for the site which filters out "stop words" is going to be problematic since many of the questions on the site will be about stop ...