Short description: I can't find a switch like "hasupvotedanswer:no" in search.

I tried the search box but couldn't achieve the following (or any (other than the empty)) subset of "questions without upvoted answers": question with at least one upvote. I think this is a reasonable demand, because one could find more valuable questions in the unanswered list this way. Am I missing something or this is a missing feature?

Topics which should be included in the resultset:

  • Question score is greater than zero AND
  • There are no answers or all of them has lower score than 1 ("has no upvoted")
  • Even if there's an accepted answer with a score of 0

Topics which should NOT be included:

  • Question score is zero OR
  • There is an upvoted answer

So I want to list questions without upvoted answers using a lower limit on the score ordered by submission time.

Why do I want to have such a functionality:

From time to time I tend to browse through "questions without upvoted answers". That's why I have Revival badges. I hope I'm not the only one who does this. However, this process could be more effective if I could easily focus on questions which are voted to be valuable by the community.

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    The filtering system is limited in terms of search across post types (questions and answers); it's easy to search within these types. For example, searching for score:1 yields posts (questions or answers) with a score of at least 1. Adding is:question filters for questions, while is:answer filters for answers, but not both. I guess for this to be a proper feature-request, you should also include the value of adding such a feature. That is, what benefit would these search results reveal to the community? – Werner Nov 16 '13 at 17:28
  • @Werner: thanks for the tip (and the previous help, to make the question clear), I've just added what I had in mind. – masu Nov 16 '13 at 18:55
  • if you go to the unanswered tab then you can order questions by votes, this doesn't filter the zero vote questions out but it does push them all to the end. – David Carlisle Nov 16 '13 at 20:35
  • @DavidCarlisle: I would rather have them ordered by submission date, because I can keep my progress in mind that way (by bookmarking a question), with this ordering is not static but dynamic -- Update: this might be my best option (old question scores usually wouldn't fluctuate that much) – masu Nov 16 '13 at 21:23
  • you need SO database SQL query thingy for this. I can't remember now. I'll paste if I remember it. But you don't need any subset. We already upvote almost all questions so it won't mean much had you had this functionality – percusse Nov 16 '13 at 21:40
  • @percusse I think you meant this. ;) -- I'm still trying to get the hang of the join syntax here. -- and about the "upvoted almost everything" thing: then I would raise the limit to eg. 10 – masu Nov 16 '13 at 21:41
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    yea that one... but still you can sort the unanswered questions based on votes – percusse Nov 16 '13 at 21:47

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