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Why don't I get good hits when searching "Poor man's" with quotes?

The reason you don't get good results using the Stack Exchange internal search facility is because a single general-purpose search engine is common to all SE sites. Some of the things it does (...
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Can searches be more productive on SE?

The Help Center really only covers the most basic stuff (the list of privileges is pretty good though). You can get better results by searching Meta. It's worth noting that you'll get more (and often ...
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Finding a post: how do I do it?

The best way to search is to use Google, rather than the site search in the top-right corner. When using Google, you need to specify the site you want the results to come from, using the site: ...
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How do I find a list of closed questions at EL&U?

Use the search term closed:yes (or as Dan Bron suggests, closed:1). The Search page itself contains some tips when you click the 'Advanced Search Tips' link on the right: You can use it e.g. to ...
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To bið or not to bid

Yours is an interesting point, but I’m not wholly sure we want this fixed. The technical explanation for what I believe is happening is probably going to either confuse or bore the pants out of most ...
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Can searches be more productive on SE?

Useful tips preserved from comments to the question: I put "well received question" in the Meta search bar and got relevant results. You have to be smart about which site you're searching for what ...
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How do I find a list of closed questions at EL&U?

I am pasting Dan Bron's very helpful comment as an answer here because a comment can disappear anytime: Go to the search bar. Type closed:1. Pick your sort (eg by votes, by newest). Voila
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