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The 'Search' option in this forum is pretty much useless..
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When you type for example 'zombie' in the so called search bar all it does is bring up random threads and mostly maybe 3 out of 10 thread headline included the word you're trying to search.

I'd think this causes a massive flow of duplicate reports about the same issues (at least for the few people that try searching before posting). So why not edit the search tool so that it would find EVERY title including that word and place all of them on top of the column? That way it would be easier and quicker to post / not post something about something...

And the search option should be available for all the issue fields (unassigned, recently modified and resolved) at once so you don't have to clip through them one by one in order to avoid duplicate reports.


Legacy ID
No Bug
Steps To Reproduce
  1. click the unassigned issue thingie
  2. write zombie on the search bar --> enter
  3. browse through the column and see a lot of reports with the word 'zombie' here and there...and two more there..etc etc.

Event Timeline

HEZUS edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Feb 17 2014, 10:57 AM
HEZUS set Category to Other.
HEZUS set Reproducibility to Always.
HEZUS set Severity to None.
HEZUS set Resolution to No Bug.
HEZUS set Legacy ID to 4167297278.May 8 2016, 5:13 PM

If you'd have searched you would have seen this issue as been reported thousands of (jk)

Your right though, the search function doesn't work.

HEZUS added a subscriber: HEZUS.May 8 2016, 5:13 PM

Although now that I tried using 'search' and 'filter' I couldn't see any results referring to the search tool...?

Oh damit...I actually forgot :P

R834 added a subscriber: R834.May 8 2016, 5:13 PM
R834 added a comment.Feb 17 2014, 12:54 PM

The search picks up words in the descriptions, steps to reproduce and notes as well as the titles.

HEZUS added a comment.Feb 17 2014, 1:24 PM

Well the logic seems to have failed. If you search 'zombies' and count the total amount of hits (ctrl + f) in the reports, the ones with less can be higher up on the list than the ones with more hits and vice the descriptions including the word are nowhere near the top of the list. Not all of them at least.

So if there is a logic it sure seems to be a crooked one...or maybe it's just me O_o

R834 added a comment.Feb 17 2014, 1:31 PM

The default sorting on the search is by time updated - it doesn't really have a best match first feature.

So, at the moment searching 'zombies' brings this issue up at the top.