Searching with multiple negation

I would like to search for a pattern like this

Bob -list:delivered -list:cancelled

However, it returns items from the delivered list even though it is negated, but it does not return items from the cancelled list. (If I switch the order, I get the other set of cards.)

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Hi Andrew,

Could you try putting quotation marks around the names of the lists? If that's still not working for you, please include a screenshot of the exact search query, and we'll be happy to take a look.

Yes, that fixes it.

Strange. I would have never guessed

After some more testing, it still seems weird, and the quotation marks do not seem to help. I have lists called

Cancelled

Delivered FY2018

Delivered FY2017

 

I can shorten the search like

Bob -list:cancelled -list:deliv

 

But I cannot shorten it like this

Bob -list:cancel -list:deliv

 

In any case, it is solved when I spell out "cancelled" (without quotation marks)

Hi Andrew,

Would you mind sending us some more information about this at trello.com/contact? When you submit your information there, please leave the "Give Trello support staff temporary access to your account" checked, so that we can further investigate. Please also include a screenshot of your exact search query.

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