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?


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 '10 at 9:45
  • 2
    You might be on the wrong Web sites if you don't like to think.
    – Warner
    Aug 4 '10 at 13:52

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