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[SOLVED]Question answer forums seach bar is not working .

I'm having problem in searching questions 😶 Whenever I try to find recent questions (2 or 3 days old) I can't find them effectively . If I search using most popular it shows all those questions with 100's of upvotes. I can't find them with most popular filter. Hot today is quite useless if I have to find questions which are asked few days ago. 'My answers' filter sometimes help if I have answred the question. But it's not much helpful as I am not answering all important questions . I think all this happens because people don't tag their questions properly. Some questions to mention: 1. I searched how to play challenges on laptop. 2.why there are no css challenges. And many more but it doesn't work! 😫 Is it working on only tags. Why don't search-bar consider the words in question? So my question is how you search question when you want..? Which filters do you use for searching? Is there any way to bookmark questions ? Please mention your way to use it.

19th Jun 2019, 2:22 AM
🇮🇳Omkar🕉 - avatar
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Hello,😊  • Google Advanced Search : Set domain to 》sololearn.com《 for  search only on the SoloLearn https://www.google.com/advanced_search   • Eclipse Wiki : "Before asking a question on the forums" https://wiki.eclipse.org/Before_asking_a_question_on_the_forums   • SoloLearn Advanced Search : http://www.freecodeexamples.com/2018/12/sololearn-advanced-search.html https://code.sololearn.com/W26q4WtwSP8W/?ref=app https://code.sololearn.com/WvG0MJq2dQ6y/
19th Jun 2019, 4:36 AM
Danijel Ivanović
Danijel Ivanović - avatar
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Sadly people don’t include relevant tags for their posts... I use keywords like: challenges, css, web, ect https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/90686/?ref=app https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/244081/?ref=app
19th Jun 2019, 2:25 AM
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🇮🇳Omkar🕉 Yes, it so disappointed when people put tags that are useless for their posts to get their posts to the top. When I am searching questions, I always takes more than 2 minutes to find it... I think that’s why there are a lot of duplicates because we are to lazy too scroll all the way down to find the original post
19th Jun 2019, 2:36 AM
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Rumor has it that SL is working on improving the search functionality. Yes, I agree, poor tagging exacerbates the problem. When I notify people of available duplicates, I try to include the search keyword that I used. I almost always sort by Most Popular and I try to pick out a word that the original poster used in their original post, so it feels (a little) less like "I never would have thought to use that word." I recommend picking out a keyword that you anticipate would have the least occurrences, but that would still pull up relevant results. At this point, using multiple keywords makes things worse, in most (but not all) cases. For personal use, I use Google and lead my search term with site:sololearn.com, but I don't expect new SoloLearners to use an external search engine. A notable exception is if it becomes apparent that they are acting like a robot and spamming the Q&A, then I will use every tool at my disposal to justify removal of spam questions. It's rare, but happens on occasion. My 2c.
20th Jun 2019, 11:40 AM
Janning⭐ - avatar
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⚜️JTLZ⚜️[#Never Give Up!] I bet you must have scrolled a lot for this. They are having 30+ upvotes. It means other questions aren't considered
19th Jun 2019, 2:32 AM
🇮🇳Omkar🕉 - avatar
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I agree that it's far from ideal.
19th Jun 2019, 2:29 AM
Sonic - avatar
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Well this app is beginner friendly, so it is understandable that many users don't know how to properly tag their questions.
19th Jun 2019, 3:40 AM
voja - avatar
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I think this issue is prevalent to a lot of newcomers and there should be a sticky or tooltip to inform proper use of Sololearn search. It would help prevent duplicate post. And embarrassment when being told your post is MDF because your question has been answered before.
13th Jul 2019, 10:15 PM
Chris Coder
Chris Coder - avatar
How do you phrase the question so it minds more than the first word? (ios). I only ever retrieve spam if I do not search through google.
10th Aug 2020, 7:38 PM
bell - avatar