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Tips for quickly and efficiently searching for duplicate questions on Physics SE

There have been some recent discussions that it's getting increasingly difficult to find duplicates or near-duplicates of questions posted by new users, on the main site. Similar concepts are getting ...
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Why does Google give better results than PSE search about PSE's own pages?

I had been faced with this several times before. But this time I decide to ask it in a Meta post. I typed this phrase in the search box of the PSE: ...
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How to navigate answers?

I have been using/contributing to StackExchange for about a year. I have thus seen what must be a common phenomenon: the same, or very similar, questions coming up again and again. I know there is ...
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Is it possible to search in comments?

Is it possible to search in comments, along with searching in questions and answers? I suspect the answer is no. I think that would be a very useful option to have in the advanced search.
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An Issue with Detecting Identical Titles

I was editing a question titled "newton's law of restitution" and I edited the title to "Newton's law of restitution" (There were latex issues in the body of the question and I was not editing the ...
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How can I use the chat full transcript?

I had a few interesting chats years ago, and I remember some dates. I tried to trace them, but the full transcript can be scrolled back only one day at a time. Is there a reasonable way to read the ...
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How do you trace posts from inactive members?

I read an interesting post by post by user # xyxy. I tried to reach other posts by the same author, searching by user:xyxy, but I didn't get any returns, since the account has been deleted. Is it ...
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Adding an autocomplete for search

Has autocompletion been discussed for the search at the top right of a stackexchange sight? I'm relatively new to stackexchange in that my oldest account is 5 months old, so I am not sure if this has ...
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While searching questions by tags, why cannot we choose more than one tag only?

While searching questions by tags, why cannot we choose more than one tag only? Let us say someone wants to narrow the number of proposed questions, for example, from 100 to just 4-5 questions he or ...
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Is there a way to find where I have made some comments earlier or recently?

It would be better if someone can tell me a way through which I can find the post by myself rather than being completely dependent on moderators or the Stack Exchange team. Any suggestions?
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How can I view which answers have the lowest vote scores?

I was wondering if there is a way that I can search and view a list of answers that is sorted by vote scores, in such a way that I can determine which answers have the lowest scores?
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Is it possible to know why a question vanished from my "recent inbox messages"?

I have been for several days discussing a question with the asker using comments. Yesterday a message appeared asking me if I wanted to move the discussion to a chat. I asked the question asker if he ...
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Cannot find a question upon statistical mechanics I commented on

perhaps you can help me track down a question I commented on (cannot find my comments in my list). It was about the Heisenberg and Schrödinger pictures of classical mechanics. I remember telling the ...
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How can I find a [cosmology] question where I cannot remember any text or title for a search?

I answered a question and I have saved a copy of the text from my answer. Is there a way I can search for this? ADDED I should have added this a while ago, but I forgot about it after I went through ...
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Search bar - punctuation and latex

I want to search for posts with quantum states $| i \rangle$. Is there any way to search for latex expressions. Is there any way to include puntuation in searches. I know google ignores puncuation, ...
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How can I get the order of questions in a search to be by date?

I frequently do a search with the following: [cosmology] answers:0 . I would like the questions ordered by the date they were asked with the most recent first. How ...
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How can I find the highest scored posts of all tags?

I like to read the highest scored posts in the PSE. If I watch posts under a specific tag, I can find a tab which sorts posts by votes, under that tag. For instance, if I choose the tag newtonian-...
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Avoid display of closed questions

I routinely check for new questions with tags I follow, using https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged?tab=Newest&tagMode=Watched. Given my Watched tags, that list often is clogged with ...
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