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In-Editor Search Results Limited to Current Forum Scope

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  • On the newthread page, when the automatic search is performed against the title of the new thread, those search results need to be limited to the scope of the forum being posted to.

    For instance, when creating a new question in the VB forum, it does no good whatsoever if all of the results, or the top four out of five results are all in the C# forum.  Even if a relevant answer exists and can easily be translated to VB, most users are going to hit their back button the second they realize they are in the C# forum instead of VB.

    It would be great if the search would take into account the selected forum and limit the results.  Perhaps include a "more" link which then searches beyond the local scope of the user wants more similar questions to look at.


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    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:40 PM

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  • Agreed and voted ;-)

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    Thursday, January 16, 2014 7:11 AM
  • Also strongly agreed.  In virtually every single instance, I have found the results of this automated search to be not only useless but also detrimental if I actually try to read the results for a match.  So I have taken to acting as though that box simply did not exist.

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    Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:34 PM
  • Agreed and voted ;-)

    Ditto :)

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    Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:11 PM