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First of all, go to the search box in the left-hand side of the topbar: You can type any word or collection of words into there to get a list of all posts on the SFF site containing all of those words. Putting - before a word will exclude posts containing that word, so e.g. voldemort -dumbledore will give you all posts that mention Voldemort but not ...


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I don't see why not. Images should support the answer; they should not be the answer. In theory, images in answers should be self-documenting; the context around the image should adequately describe what the image contains. For example, Richard's answer here contains two images, which act as evidence for the claims made around them: The 1960s Batman ...


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Yes there are a couple of search modifiers you can use to narrow down your results with regards to accepted answers. hasaccepted hasaccepted is used for when you want to know if there is an accepted answer on the question. hasaccepted:yes: The question has an accepted answer hasaccepted:no: The question has no accepted answer isaccepted isaccepted is ...


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Questions where you could accept an answer Enter user:me is:question hasaccepted:no answers:1 closed:no into the search box (or click the link). This searches for user:me // posts by you is:question // questions hasaccepted:no // no answer has been accepted yet answers:1 // it has at least one answer closed:no // not closed And ...


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Yes you can, [harry-potter] views:250 hasaccepted:1 => 212 results The issue you are having is that you are using a predicate that searches for answers that are accepted answers(or not) : isaccepted:1 and one that searches for questions that have a minimum number of answers(or no answers) : answers:1. It returns no results because there are no ...


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When you do a search on the site, there is a link at the top right of the result page that says "advanced search tips". Click that for some additional query options, or you can look at the search help page for more complete info. Specific to your question, you can search by users using the user: [userid] option If you wanted to search for the instance of "...


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Yes: use a minus sign. Searching for [a-song-of-ice-and-fire] gives you all questions with that tag; searching for [a-song-of-ice-and-fire] -[a-storm-of-swords] will give you all questions tagged with the first tag but not the second. However, be warned: not all questions that concern material from A Storm of Swords will be tagged as such! If you want to ...


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If I wanted to search a particular users questions, or answers for a specific word, is that possible? Yes. To search for a particular user's posts, use the string user:1234 where 1234 is the user's ID. You can find the user's ID by clicking on his profile and noting the ID in the search field in the upper right corner of the page. If you are searching your ...


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Enter user:me is:question hasaccepted:no answers:1 closed:no into the search box (or click the link). This searches for user:me // posts by you is:question // questions hasaccepted:no // no answer has been accepted yet answers:1 // it has at least one answer closed:no // not closed And there you go.


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SE uses elasticsearch. This is what elasticsearch has to say about relevance: Uses TF/IDF, or Term Frequency/Inverse Document Frequency algorithm Computes a relevance score, based on the query How that score is calculated depends on the type of query clause — different query clauses are used for different purposes: a fuzzy query might determine the _score ...


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This pretty-printed StackExchange API query will show you those comments on Science Fiction SE. Follow the link, then submit the query with the "Run" button under the "Try It" heading. (This requires Javascript enabled in your browser.) The query will show an output that currently starts like this: { "items": [ { "owner": { "user_id": ...


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If anyone is looking for a way to get all the top voted comments of a specific user on SFF, I'd suggest this query for Data Stack Exchange. Just enter the user Id and you are good to go. It will show you the comment, number of upvotes and the link to the post. As of now it returns only the top 250 comments but you can edit that yourself. For example, for ...


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I attempt to find questions through using the more unusual Potter words: Fudge, instead of Minister; Galleon instead of money (in this instance, money may be better, it depends; Elder Wand instead of "the wand Draco stole from Dumbledore". Etc. The more exotic/specific the word, the more likely it is to pop.


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Just keep going through the pages. That's on page 10 of the unanswered tab


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It should be working again now. See Chat search is returning no results on main meta, where a dev has just posted that a fix is underway. At least for me, the chat search facility is back to normal.


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Data explorer can but the data is only updated monthly. Search can't. Maybe you can raise a feature request?


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