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Search Tips Wanted Please

I've found that one of the best ways to find an existing question on any Stack Exchange site is to start to ask it. Type the title and then look at the list of questions it suggests -- often I find ...
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How can I search better for topics already covered?

There are two tools to avoid duplicates The search bar At the very top, you can search for questions using keywords. L.Dutch showed for your computer's web browser. In case you are on a mobile phone, ...
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How can I search better for topics already covered?

Would be so much easier to have a Search Box up top Don't you have it already? Type the strings you want to search on, and you will get a list of content matching those strings.
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How to make people actually look before asking?

Personally, I set the bar low. Often the issue is that the asker doesn't know what to ask for and is struggling. Other times the asker has some tiny implicit assumption that they have no idea how ...
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How to go about petitioning for/developing a means of indexing/digesting/canonizing Q&As

On an ad-hoc basis, you could have meta posts listing good posts like that for some subject, just as with “series” questions. And then reference that meta post in the tag description so people know ...
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How to make people actually look before asking?

The trouble is that the SE/SO search system isn't particularly intuitive, and certainly isn't as intelligent as a google search. When you search for something, that's what you get. If you don't use ...
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Search Tips Wanted Please

First of all, most things I remember as being here are things I answered. So if I'm trying to find something again, I start by searching my own posts. I also know what vocabulary I would have used. ...
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