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"Ask question" button disappears when searching

    Question

  • I think it would be better if this button will be available if we search only in a specific category.

    To remake the problem, please do as follows:

    1.Go to http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/usingforums

    2. See the "Ask Question" button is there, now type a search keyword in the search textbox.

    3.While browsing he search result, there is no sign of that button and we must return to main thread to post  the question.

    Thanks


    YSobhdel

    Monday, November 12, 2012 12:24 PM

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  • For me it doesn't really matter if I can click the Ask a question button while searching. I usually search for the right forum and then click the button so I do not have to choose the forum while entering the question.

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    Beside that, whenever you see a reply, you think is helpful, click "Alternate TextVote As Helpful"! And whenever you see a reply being an answer to the main question of the thread, click "Alternate TextMark As Answer" (if you opened the thread).

    Please contact me, before reporting me, thank you.

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    Monday, November 12, 2012 12:35 PM
  • This is because search is handled by Social Search. You will see the URL change to: http://search.microsoft.com/
    Monday, November 12, 2012 5:56 PM
  • This is because search is handled by Social Search. You will see the URL change to: http://search.microsoft.com/

    I think it would be better if that ribbon containing search field and "ask question" button stay on top, just like a simple master page header.

    YSobhdel

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:01 AM