I know this issue has been addressed before, however right now I seek to create a temporary solution for myself to solve it - the [on-hold] questions. Just searching through recent questions I can immediately see, say, half of them are [on hold] This is really annoying, as usually I have no real reason to cast a reopen vote.


So, tl;dr I need a way to search for questions that aren't [on hold]. Is this something that exists and my google/stackexchange meta searches are simply futile? If not, I would like to request this feature be added to stackexchange.

  • Do you want to just filter out on-hold status, or closed status too?
    – ArtOfCode Mod
    Jul 21, 2016 at 18:05
  • @ArtOfCode Well, I suppose having flexibility is great. Both is good...
    – Rubydesic
    Jul 21, 2016 at 18:11

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If you're looking to filter out both "on hold" and "closed" questions, you can use the closed:no search term:

https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/search?q=closed%3Ano will give you a list of currently open questions.


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