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I don't seem to be able to find the search function. How do I search for questions with a certain tag or containing a certain string? I use an iPhone. I'm sure I used to be able to access "search".

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Are you using the app or the mobile web site? On the mobile web site, next to the "All Questions" there is a very unobtrusive magnifying glass that took me a while to find. A search box will pop up, but there's no link to remind you of the advanced search syntax.

Here is some of the syntax:

[tagname] - limit results to a certain tag
is:question or is:answer - post type
user:me - find posts by you
title:apples or body:"apples oranges" - limit words to titles or the body of the post. Only questions have titles, so if you use titles you will only get questions back.

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  • What search string do I use to search a certain tag (namely, conditional-constructions) for questions with that tag that have answers by a certain user, namely me? – Alan Carmack Sep 16 '16 at 13:24
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    @AlanCarmack you can use user:me and [tag] in the search box. – ColleenV Sep 16 '16 at 16:08
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    @AlanCarmack [tag] is:a user:me. – Dan Bron Sep 17 '16 at 0:30

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