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How do I search for questions on the site?

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 ...
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Can I put image transcriptions to posts as text for searchability?

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 ...
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Is there a way to search for questions with no accepted answer?

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 ...
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How do I search for questions on the site?

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 ...
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Can we do more specific searches? If not are community members interested in adding it as a feature?

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 ...
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Is there a way to search but exclude questions with a certain tag?

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 ...
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Can we do more specific searches? If not are community members interested in adding it as a feature?

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 ...
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How do I search for questions I asked but where I haven't accepted 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 /...
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How can I find the most upvoted comment(s) on a site?

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 ...
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How can I find the most upvoted comment(s) on a site?

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 ...
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How do I search for questions on the site?

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 "...
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Chat search facility not working

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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