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I know you can do in:#channel to only get results from a channel, but is there a way to filter out results from a channel? A lot of our channels are spammed with automated messages and it adds noise to the search results.

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I found that this is possible as a global setting (which is well short of convenient, but still may be useful). According to this page §"Exclude channels from search":

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Choose Preferences from the menu.
  3. Click Search. (I had to click "Advanced" under which there was a "Search Options" section)
  4. Under Don't search these channels ("Exclude these channels from search results" for me), click the box to pick channels to exclude.
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The search feature allows you to exclude words from the result by putting a minus sign in front of a word.

Examples:

hot -potato

will only return messages containing hot, but not potato.

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    Yes I know that but apparently that rule doesn't apply to channels. E.g. foo -in:#channel does not work – Steven Yang Dec 20 '18 at 0:39

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