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I can't search for -finalized

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(This is not just an issue on the specific site mentioned - it seems to affect any Codidact site.)


If I search Code Golf Codidact for "finalized" there are results, showing that the word "finalized" is one of the words the search recognizes.

Search results for finalized

However, if I search for "-finalized" there are no results, even though the results for "finalized" were only a small subset of the total posts.

No search results when excluding finalized

I've found the same behavior with other words, such as "integer", "string", and "number". They all work fine as standard searches, but don't work when trying to exclude them with a hyphen. This seems to affect all recognized words.

Multiple exclusions also do not work, such as "-integer -string".

Using a hyphen to exclude a term does work if a standard (not excluding) term is used before it, such as "integer -string". It also works the other way around, such as "-string integer".

Is it intended that search terms featuring only exclusion be usable?

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Not intended; yes a bug (1 comment)

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