To find something on SO en SF, I always 'abuse' the Ask Question form, because it gives me immediately feedback on existing topics. If I don't see my question listed, I can then refine my question. If it's still not there I publish the question. My question here is, why can't we get that functionality as the default search option?


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That form simply searches by title only.

If you want that, use the advanced search options


for example


  • thanks. i'm just some sort of noob that gets headaches from 'Advanced Super Ninja Search Options' ie typing lots of [] and : in a searchbox (makes me having to think, and I hate thinking on websites). I think I'll stick to my current habits then, though I have to admit that the extra search options are powerful :-)
    – jao
    Aug 4, 2010 at 9:45
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    You might be on the wrong Web sites if you don't like to think.
    – Warner
    Aug 4, 2010 at 13:52

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