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How does the search bar pull up past questions?

Asked by KNOWITALL (22757points) February 20th, 2019

I was searching for the Trump tax question and past Vampire threads but when I use the search bar, only a few really old ones come up.

Is there a specific way to search for past threads that I may be unaware of?

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Yes. You can search with Google.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Thanks @RedDeerGuy1, I meant on fluther. I searched Trump, Tax, etc…and the old threads pop up along with users, but this thread was recent and about how much taxes we got back. Any ideas?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

You can type in Google. Trump and Fluther and go into the topic and search from their.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 I only want questions posted on this site, but thank you!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@KNOWITALL You can search by topic. Just type in the search bar and click on the red topic and you get a chronological search results for the topic.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Hey it worked, thanks! I wasn’t clicking the red topic. Appreciate that!

canidmajor's avatar

You can also do Google by adding the word “fluther” to the search. It sometimes comes up with stuff that fluther search doesn’t.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@canidmajor Okay, I didnt know that! Thx!

janbb's avatar

Yes, people have found in the past that using Google and adding Fluther to your search terms works better than the Fluther search bar as @canidmajor says.

JLeslie's avatar

The search sucks. I find it very frustrating.

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