Searching for strings is broken. A string like "me too" returns posts that contain "me", "too", and "me too".

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This is intentional, the default search operator for Stack Exchange sites is OR (not AND). Also, the default search result screen is relevance, so ones matching more terms will be presented up top, with additional posts you may be interested in listed below.

Additionally, by default we roll up to showing questions, so the match for "me too" (if you are using quotes) may be in an answer.

If you wish to search that exact string, you should use "me too" (with quotes) to get exact matches only. Or, if you want all the terms, but not necessarily together, use +, like +me +too.

For more info, see the search help/options.

  • I was using quotes, but indeed I should have added is:answer. :)
    – htorque
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 21:00

This has been the case for a while (at least a few weeks). In a pinch, you can add a title: or body: qualifier and it seems to work. Something like


  • Yay, thanks for the tip!
    – htorque
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 13:18

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