Improve Search

Improve Search
 09-21-2016
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Since it is very hard to find or find things again in this forum, I find it even more frustrating that search is not very useful either.

 

I can't see the difference in results between using the "" wrapped around words words or not. Using the "" tends to give very tailored down results and not some mixed bag of beans.

 

In addition, when I search a second or third time, the search results headline does not change. please fix.

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Just like you can search for groups in Yammer, a search for boards and communities would be great. I can find the Ignite community only via direct link but not via the communities bar. In this way, I don't know if there is a PowerBI community or if it remains on powerbi.com

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Thank you for the search feedback, @Trutz Stephani. You should be able to access the Ignite community through the left nav menu under Events.

Respected Contributor

I did a search for @Joe Davies, the search engine replaced my search text with "Doe easies". This is absurd.

 

How can software be this bad.

 

 

searchinsteadof.pngNonsensical replacement of search text

 

 

 

Contributor

Maybe he has changed his name! ;)

 

Microsoft know all

Community Manager

Hi @Dean Gross we've added a list of all the bug fixes we're working on in the Sept 16 release notes.  This is one of them, please take a look: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Announcements/Sept-16-Release-Fixes-and-Enhancement...

Community Manager

This is now fixed @Dean Gross.

 

Also do you notice that there is a 'Users' toggle at the top so you can search for members?

Respected Contributor

Thanks for getting that fixed. The problem occurred before I noticed the User's tab, a slight improvement would be to rename that to People so that it consistent with the terminoligy used in SharePoint (which is familiar to many)

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Respected Contributor

@Anna Chu What happened to the Users tab on the Search page? it is no longer visible when I do a search.

 


@Dean Gross wrote:

I did a search for @Joe Davies, the search engine replaced my search text with "Doe easies". This is absurd.

 

How can software be this bad.

 

 

searchinsteadof.pngNonsensical replacement of search text

 

 

 



The frequent breaking of features getting VERY tiresome.

Community Manager

We're trying to get it back @Dean Gross.  Likely in the next maintenance window this evening it will be fixed.

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This is now rolled out @Dean Gross.  Search by Users is back and you can search for private messages with the individual too.  Suggested search now off.

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SearchResults.jpg

 

That reminds me, when uploading picutres it is not clear that you actually have to wait for the picture to be uploaded before you can hit done. Light grey dots on grey background are not really a giveaway.

Please please please improve the UI/UX across these pages, they are so frustratingly bad.

Microsoft

Hey Philine, I've written a post about how search works on this platform. You can find it here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Discussion/Using-Search-in-this-community/m-p/11137...

Frequent Contributor

Good to know Michael.Thanks

Maybe a link to this from the search area would help users?

 

Nevertheless could the bug be fixed where the headline "results for XY" does not match the search xz. This occurs when you change the search query after the first search. (see image)

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Status changed to: Planned
 
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