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How can I do a search across all of Codidact?

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Hi all,

I'm new (since today, actually) on codidact, and I can't find a way to do a platform-wide search (all communities at once).

Is there such a feature and I'm missing it ?

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Apparently is on the roadmap for topanswers tbmale‭ 17 days ago

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Unfortunately, we currently don't have a network-wide search engine. I think this is the first time it's been brought up.

If there's interest in such a feature, someone can write a feature request and it'll go through our process for handling those.

In the meantime, though, your best bet is probably an external search engine such as Google. You can use the site:codidact.com query to limit your search to Codidact results.

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+1 for the site:codidact.com tip. It never comes to mind :) tbmale‭ 17 days ago

I too was going to suggest using site:codidact.com with one's favorite search engine. (DuckDuckGo also supports that specifier.) Who knows, maybe it'll even bump Codidact just ever so slightly in their rankings? Canina‭ 17 days ago

We have plans to allow refining the search on a particular community to either just this category or all categories. It seems reasonable to also allow going in the other direction (all communities, not just this one). All of this still needs some UX design, but let's consider it when we do the other search improvements. Monica Cellio‭ 17 days ago

This feature should actually be easy to implement as long as we stay in a "one database" design (my preference but agreed quite a while ago that long-term we will have a database-per-community structure). manassehkatz‭ 17 days ago

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