It's possible to filter using a wildcard in a tag, for example stargate*, and to use this in the favourite and ignored tags.

However, you can't do this in search. Searching for [stargate*] gives the results for [stargate].

If this could be used in search (and if it was also listed in the search tips), perhaps more people would know that it can be done.


This is supposedly implemented but looks broken.

You can enter the URL manually:


but there doesn't seem to be a way to reach this URL from the search box, and I can't seem to combine with other search criteria (say, posts tagged stargate* and not tagged stargate).

  • Should I re-tag as bug? – Tony Meyer Feb 3 '12 at 2:54
  • @TonyMeyer I guess, yes. This is not in the search documentation, so maybe the post that says it exists is obsolete. I pinged the devs, let's see if they reply. – user56 Feb 3 '12 at 11:12

This appears to have been fixed at some point since being posted.

I just put [stargate*] into the search box, and after submitting it the search terms were expanded to:

[stargate] or [stargate-sg1] or [stargate-atlantis] or [stargate-universe] or [stargate-movie]

Likewise, [star-trek*] becomes:

[star-trek] or [star-trek-tng] or [star-trek-voyager] or [star-trek-ds9] or [star-trek-tos] or [star-trek-enterprise] or [star-trek-into-darkness] or [star-trek-2009] or [star-trek-data] or [star-trek-q] or [star-trek-tas] or [star-trek-the-doctor] or [star-trek-ph2] or [star-trek-judgment-rites] or [star-trek-iii] or [star-trek-countdown]


This seems to work, see for example this link.

  • That's tag filtering, not search. Tags always worked, and that link was included in the question. – Izkata Jan 29 '14 at 0:22

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