I don't know if this is by design or just a special case, but when applying the following search filters score:0 is:answer closed:no the closed:no causes the results to show only questions, despite the is:answer.

Like I said, I'm not sure if this is a bug or if I'm misinterpreting some of the filters.


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This is , as only questions can get closed, not answers. If you hover your mouse over the closed:yes options under Advanced Search Tips the tooltip says:

Search questions that are closed (yes)

Search questions that are not closed (no)

  • $\begingroup$ I assumed that an answer would be considered a "child" to a question, therefore allowing an answer query access to this field. Thank you for the clarification. $\endgroup$
    – tbm0115
    Jun 30, 2016 at 12:59

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