Asking the community for tips on searching, in order to find answers and avoid duplicate questions.
So I have taken a look at the search section under help, and I have used the limiters there to do searches. But what I am finding is that the limits actually turn up less or don't help me avoid a duplicate (except in the case of is:question which turns out to actually be a more useful search term than almost anything else, and THAT's shoved under miscellaneous).
The search section under help gives search terms, but makes no judgement as to how well they work or any direction as to what's the best way to go about searching in a specific situation. That's good, of course, because it's informational and we can't know why a person is searching.
I will learn as I go, but just want to tap the community. Like just now, I searched the word search in meta, and by golly, the word search is used a lot.
I don't know if there's a way to build something with tips for the most common types of searches or if that would even be useful but, thought I would put it out there.