Comment 3 for bug 173976

So the general case is 'no open bugs' really means 'no bugs that you can see in this context matching your search parameters' which is very hard to special case :(.

I think something that showed the search criteria in place - using facet style search - would address this nicely.

e.g.

searching in <launchpad> for bugs that are <open> <resolved upstream> ...

and you could remove a facet / add new facets. There are a lot of things related to this, but this isn't a dupe, so I'm just going to tag it up and move on :)