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[BUG] Search results are different from 'Ask Question' suggestions.

asked 2018-06-28 21:43:24 +0200

jimjamz gravatar image

updated 2018-06-28 23:31:55 +0200

I want to ask a question on the Jolla forum. I enter the search keyword in the search text field. I don't see sufficient results so I ask a question. image description

Searching for the same keyword in the 'Ask a question' search field brings back completely different results. image description

Must I proceed to ask a question every time I see insufficient results, only to have a more comprehensive set of results displayed to me in the 'Ask a Question' area instead?

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Which browser are you using?
With Firefox on the desktop (under Linux) and Firefox for Android (under SailfishOS) I obtain the exactly same Search Suggestions in either search field using your example "Situations", which are many (not just two entries).

olf ( 2018-06-29 14:45:46 +0200 )edit

It is indeed Firefox for Android in SailfishOS. I've just tested it once again with the same reproduction steps and I'm still seeing the same results. I have taken new screenshots to show this but are not able to attach them in a comment as the topic has already been closed.

jimjamz ( 2018-07-02 22:47:10 +0200 )edit

Retested (with Firefox 60.0.2 for Android), and I still cannot reproduce any differences between the Search Suggestions provided when entering Situations  in the search field on either or

At least I now understand, that this has not been reported before, hence reopening (sorry for closing this question prematurely).

BTW, which Firefox version do you use?

olf ( 2018-07-03 01:28:47 +0200 )edit

Hitting All as you seem to have done on your first screenshot and entering Situations in the search field there (i.e. on, also provides exactly the same long list (depicted in your second screnshot) of Search Suggestions as everywhere else on TJC (for me).

BTW, have you tried disabling all Firefox plugins, subsequently restarting Firefox and restesting?

olf ( 2018-07-03 01:39:51 +0200 )edit

@olf Sorry, I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to explain. It seems the scenario you are trying to explain is the one I have taken within my screenshots. So I don't understand your point. In the first attached screenshot, I am currently on the All section (where I expect most results to be shown), yet only 2 results are returned.When on the _Ask A Question_ page, typing the same search criteria returns more results.

jimjamz ( 2018-07-05 15:52:46 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-06-29 14:31:59 +0200

olf gravatar image

updated 2018-06-30 16:22:58 +0200

@jimjamz, you nicely described and depicted your issue in above question, but nevertheless it seems to be a duplicate of e.g. [Bug Askbot]: Search function cannot find string [answered], askbot and full question text search [duplicate] and a couple other questions asking the same. Hence closing this as a duplicate.

You already discovered the workaround: Use the Search Suggestions (needs JavaScript to be enabled for TJC), because the Search Results are nuts.
And I have never seen (and cannot reproduce that by testing right now) different Search Suggestions by using either of the two fields (see my comment above).

BTW, I once started to gather a list of Askbot related issues at TJC in Update Askbot (running TJC) to a more recent version, but ceased to maintain it, because Jolla clearly stated "won't update Askbot" there. You are welcome to chime in in this thread, to make Jolla understand that their central community tool has been and still is a buggy piece of crap (also because it is utilising an outdated version of Askbot) and hence not easy and nice to use.

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