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[edit] Quotes Searches

The page says that we can "do a phrase search by enclosing words in quotes" but that does not seem to work. Ex. a search for "Strong Bad is in" yields Peanut Strong Bad and Living Room of the Brothers Strong above the obvious Strong Bad is in Jail. You'll note that the string "Strong Bad is in" is found in neither of these pages. Is the search help incorrect, or is there an error in the system? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:19, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Default Search Mode

Currently this help page says that the default search method is for any of the keywords. This doesn't seem to be the case anymore; it seems to be returning results with all the keywords, by default. Is this the result of the recent update? OptimisticFool 07:14, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Whoa

I searched in the search box, "—", which is a Wiki code that makes a dash. (For signing from talk pages, sig's, etc.) And I came up to a just plain weird page. All you have to do to get to the page is search — and hit enter on your keyboard. Links for this page: I'd recommend an administrator, or even a god if it comes to that. —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 22:56, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

The search always fails for me. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 23:04, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Are you sure? Perhaps it's my web browser. —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 23:15, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
This is, undoubtedly, a bug. Report it to Bugzilla. — Lapper (talk) 23:20, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Lapper, could you please report it? I'm in the middle of an Internet Security problem. I might get a virus if I try. —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 23:25, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] "incategory:" search prefix is seemingly broken

"incategory: Emails_With_DVD_Commentary *" "incategory:Emails_With_DVD_Commentary *" "incategory: "Emails With DVD Commentary" *"

These all produce 0 results.

A workaround can be had by searching for pages that link to, for instance, in this case


But searching for pages that link to

"Category:Emails_With_DVD_Commentary AND "Category: Coach_Z_Filmography" "Category:Emails_With_DVD_Commentary + "Category: Coach_Z_Filmography"


- Anon @ 03:32, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Searching with wildcards

This page mentions searching with wildcards, but it doesn't say how to do it. Since it tends to vary, what character does this wiki recognize for wildcard searching? And is it whole word wildcard ("Strong ♠" would return Strong Bad, Strong Mad, Strong Sad, or perhaps strong enough), or by letter (such as gr♠y would return gray or grey, or maybe even gravy and grassy and the like), or what? The Knights Who Say Ni 02:48, 12 September 2022 (UTC)

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