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Questions about searching via the API, typically using the /search method.

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SymbolHound Search

Code // ==UserScript== // @name StackExchange SymbolHound Search // @description Uses SymbolHound instead of regular search if query begins with "sh:". // @version 1.1 // @include http:...
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Unable to sort /search results by creation_date

I think I may have stumbled upon a bug in /search and I'll try to describe it as best as I can. What works: Create a /search query with the following parameters: fromdate: 2012-01-24 order: desc ...
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The Ask Ubuntu Lens for Unity

Screenshot About If you're running Ubuntu with Unity, this Lens will put Ask Ubuntu right next to your files and applications in the Unity Dash. Via filters, you can select any other Stack Exchange ...
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stack.horizobu.com - an exploration engine

Screenshot About stack.horizobu.com is a search engine for the various Stack Exchange question and answer sites. horizobu assists you in your search by suggesting related query terms. The query ...
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Is there a maximum on the number of search results returned (using the SO API)?

I was trying to do statistics on post from some not-too-popular tags like matlab, using the search method. It appears that it will never return a total larger than 2000. Is this a hard limit that ...
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Greasemonkey Script: Show all results from a search, even if they would be hidden by your ignored tags

greasemonkey script to make it so no questions are hidden based on their tags when you are searching I'm currently ignoring the Perl tag because I don't know anything about it, but occasional I want ...
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Google Search Results Integration (Chrome Extension)

Screenshots About Google Chrome Extension that adds a new tab to StackOverflow search results that uses Google magic formula for relevance. It does this by opening Google search in a background tab ...
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nottagged only works when tagged is set (/search)

On the /search route, the nottagged parameter doesn't work properly (at least it isn't specially documented to only work at certain times) For example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/search?pagesize=...
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Ask Jon Skeet - A Search Engine

Ask Jon Skeet A Search engine for questions answered by Jon Skeet. Screenshot About A search engine that focuses on questions asked on Stack Overflow and answered by Jon Skeet. As Jon Skeet is so ...
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API 'search' method with 'min' parameter

If you search for questions posted on time 1296897085 or later (by specifying sort=creation and min=1296897085), it may still return questions posted before that date: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1....
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API 'search' method with 'tagged' parameter

From the docs for tagged paremeter: List of tags delimited by semi-colons of which at least one must be on a question Yet, when I execute this query (http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/search?tagged=...
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Does Lucene back the API search now?

With the announcement that Lucene is being used for site searches does it cover the API as well?
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Non-verbatim search strings in py-stackexchange

I am writing a python program with py-stackexchange that takes a query and returns a list of urls to questions with that query in the title. Here's the code: #!c:/Python27/python.exe -u import sys sys....
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OBSOLETE - Search Stack Exchange Network of Q&A sites instantly with SEInstant

Obsolete - Site long dead; no source code available. Was written for decommissioned version of the API. About Stack Exchange search results are now fast, faster, instant! :) Following on the heels ...
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OBSOLETE - /search method, returning the body of the questions

Probably this is a documentation fault. For the search method, the parameter list doesn't say anything about an optional body, but looking at the Returns description shows: "body": { "...
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Can I filter Users by reputation or up_vote_count using the API?

Howdy, Is it possible to do API calls that pull back all users with, say, > 10,000 reputation? Or up_vote_count, etc. The advanced search page implies that we should use third-party search engines. ...
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Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.

I'm getting the wrong number of results back from the /search route depending on what combination of values I provide for the tagged and nottagged parameters. Examples: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1....
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How to mimic search behavior of Stack sites?

I want to mimic the behavior of the search field that can be found on all Stack sites. How should I do this? Filter by tags if all words (how exactly is this detected?) in the query are tags. ...
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/search intitle arg is case sensitive

This seriously cripples any search capabilities. Consider: http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/search?intitle=soapi&order=desc&sort=activity vs http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/search?intitle=Soapi&...
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The /search route is ignoring the answers parameter.

The answers parameter was recently added to most of the requests that return a list of questions. See: Don’t include answers in question lists by default It looks like the /search request got left ...
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Finding a user given their (exact) display name

For my app, I allow people to "register" themselves on my site by typing in their Stack Overflow (etc) name. Now it does allow you to use your ID if you know it, but I find that typing in usernames is ...
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