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Is there a search feature on here (Fluther)?

Asked by espearite (278points) July 12th, 2010

I know this may seem like a dumb question, but where can I type in a keyword or question like on Yahoo Answers?? (I have tried the little search box at the top, but don’t really get that many results?)

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sliceswiththings's avatar

The search box works for me. Try modifying your keywords? You can always browse topics in the lower right.

Breefield's avatar

That search functionality is supplied by Google. It’s the best we’ve got – a site-wide search with perks like using double quotes for exact matches, or +/- symbols for inclusion and exclusion. Really quite powerful when you don’t want to write that sub-string matching query yourself.

Ranimi23's avatar

I think Fluther should have their own search engine, with AJAX auto-complete option whice is more powerful for finding a question that exists with answers.

YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, there is, in the top, right hand of the page. You can also click on the tag words in the cloud. Neither of these is very accurate.

espearite's avatar

Thank you for all for the tips and info! That was quick. :)

Ranimi – Hm. That sounds like a good idea. You never know? Ah, maybe in time…

jrpowell's avatar

The search here is very bad. It is actually worse here than actually using Google. I Google it with this string and whatever keywords I am looking for.

It usually works better. And search is incredibly hard to do on websites so cut the guys some slack. They have a lot of data to index.

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