I often have the problem when I flag something as duplicate and try to search in this searchbox I get no hits. But when I use the same keywords in my google search I find what I'm after.

With search box I mean


  • Even I face this problem too..
    – Rishon_JR
    Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 10:46

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Yeah.. I usually flag as dupe from prior knowledge, and then use the main search or search engine to get the results.

There's also this thread with common canonical questions, which can help.

But you're right, the search box in flag as dupe is rather useless - I don't know if anything can be done about it.

  • 2
    One thing that occasionally helps slightly is to restrict results by score, by typing for example score:10 for questions with a score of 10 or more
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Feb 23, 2023 at 10:56
  • Still, atleast there should be an option to paste it as a URL, right?
    – Rishon_JR
    Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 10:44
  • Yes, you can paste an URL into the box - isn't this working for you? Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 10:57
  • Yes on Notebook but not on mobile it's too unpredictable.
    – nobody
    Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 14:38

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