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Marking already asked questions.

I have a concern about questions that are repeatedly asked. Personally, I think the approach to mark them as duplicate is good. Is there a way that Sololearn can create an auto complete for questions so that naturally when you want to post a question you'll see another one already existing. I know the search is available if you want to check if the question is already posted but would be more effective to bring it to show up as you write a new question as/under suggestions. That way it will reduce the number of duplicate questions.

3/9/2019 8:53:23 AM

Danstan Ongubo

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I have also suggested it to sololearn. This feature is also available in stack overflow. It will be nice to have it here also. You can send a suggestion to solearn team by [email protected]

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Good idea.. appreciate it.. let's see.. I think sololearn team gives green signal for it 😊

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Good idea

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It's a great idea Searching for answers will become faster and easier

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It's great idea I think at the time of putting tags on the questions, the app will automatically show all the similar questions which has similar tags. Means instead of searching questions the app will search by the tags. I think it is feasible to add such features.

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I think it's a great idea, but it may be a bit difficult to implement. Not impossible, just difficult, and it would be very slow, just like the rest of the SL server unless they gets upgraded.

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on each character/word typed, app will do the search while asking, isn't it? :) Hope, they will implement it soon. It will be helpful for fast seaching and avoid duplication.

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If they use jQuery.ajax() call I think it should not have a toll on the server. I use it on my website with thousands of posts with my very small resources. Anthony Quick

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Danstan Ongubo ☔☔☔ I've used on my github repo searching project https://code.sololearn.com/WGb88fC2GJwD/?ref=app

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Seems like there might be at least 3 forseeable issues to consider here regarding integrating search (with autocomplete) into the compose screen. Maybe you'll disagree / agree. 1) Existing autocomplete -- A quick test reveals that typing "bl" into the search query brings up the following results (not sure if just for me or for everyone, but I would be very surprised if it were at all related to my search history): block tables double variables predefined-variables You make the call in whether this would help more than frustrate. 😅 2) Existing search -- Imagine that English is hard for you or you're just not great at searching for things. If you input a sentence with a few typos, what do you get? If you type in a specific word, do you also get results with close variations of that word? Now imagine you're good at "Googling". Try searching: crypto cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies cryptography [1/2]

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But, For your information, on Native apps, you can't use Ajax. Danstan Ongubo ☔☔☔

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Nice code. Similar in concept. Thanks jamilxt

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Thank you. Danstan Ongubo ☔☔☔ Credit goes to: Traversy Media. I followed his tutorials. Those tutorials are very helpful and well-structured. That channel is heaven for every web developers. I used to be An Android Developer (Java). But, In this era, if you can't learn things, just at least get the concepts. 😊 Recently learnt: PHP for backend. What about you?

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Here's an idea do something like Brainly where you can only post a question after searching and scrolling all the way to the bottom of the results page. More people would get answers without posting a new question that way.

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[2/2] For me, they produce different results, where I think it would be reasonable to expect the middle two to return the same results. A strict search that likely only examines tags and possibly (if I'm being generous) key words in titles / subject lines... Worth it? You make the call. 😅 Bonus search: phyton python 3) Existing results -- Depending on which section you are searching in (Most Popular vs Trending vs Most Recent vs Hot Today for example) and which key words you use, you may have a very long page to scroll to the bottom of or you may have a very short one. There is no list length cut off. More or less frustration? You decide. 😅 I don't think it's a bad idea. I just think it has a very long way to go and I personally think there is much lower-hanging fruit (like adding click wrap saying "I've searched and read" with a link to the official FAQs and Content Creation Guidelines). Then moderators can skip the informing part, and move directly to warning.

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There's a lot more that goes into the little-if-any-duplicates at Stack Overflow than this proposed feature, so let's not pretend it's a silver bullet or that I'm not open to such a feature down the road (after the platform is able to meet the minimum basic requirements to make such a feature successful). C++ Soldier (Babak) has given a thorough explanation to all mods behind the scenes about the incentive structure of Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange. What we borrow from it should align with furthering SoloLearn's USP as a learning platform for people all over the world. Stack Overflow is a wonderful platform, but there's really no need for SoloLearn to be a second Stack Overflow. I don't speak for all moderators, but from this moderator's perspective, I think it is too early in this platform's evolution to support this feature. P.S. My testing shows that the SoloLearn search is already by keyword but that the autofill is by character. 🤔

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Daniel Cooper but how many do that. It's how we are as people. It's just how it works. If someone told you to check through your messages using search before sending a new message, do you think you'd manage?

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Janning⭐ have you see how it works at stack overflow? It makes work very easy and there are little if any duplicates. The search should not search by characters as mentioned but keywords. Quora also uses this. As soon as you type a keyword such as " how to become a GOOD PROGRAMMER", it displays results for "how to become a GOOD at PROGRAMMing", "what is required to be a GOOD PROGRAMMER" etc. And because there should be less duplicates, it's either you see a match for 1 or 2 keywords or it's doesn't exist completely. Let's not complicate it, auto suggestion works everywhere on popular platforms and you should wonder why they prefer it. This is not social media but almost all social media have this functionality to help with searching, quora has as well, and works perfectly, stack overflow has and the list goes on and on.

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Really having such a feature is not by any means having another stack overflow. It's a feature I find useful but who am I? If Sololearn choose to consider it well and good, otherwise we don't lose either way but suredly it should improve things. "What we borrow from Stack Overflow should align with furthering Sololearn's USP as a learning platform." I thought this does? Stack overflow is just one among many. Janning⭐ you speak from a mod point of view which basically means authority. To everyone, upvote if it's worth it, Sololearn will weigh the options whether such a feature is necessary for the millions of learners here or not. Funny, it doesn't mean having a feature that another site has is creating same thing. "...there is no need for Sololearn to be a second Stack Overflow with an improved search function." ?? I rest my case.

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Anthony Quick you can also use google search to find things - sololearn has the web app and everything you post here is indexed and available online from the browser