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This seems to have been addressed before, despite the tag I'm seeing this again, so I'm resubmitting this. I didn't see any more recent postings of this of this issue.

The new search tool appears to return the same question/answer many times over. Check out this search for "crystalized honey" on Seasoned Advice; almost each answer is shown at least twice. I assume this isn't intended behavior.

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Either I'm blind, or there's no duplication on that search? (I'm not discounting the first option...). Sure, each question appears in the list multiple times, but each entry is for a different post within that question. –  Matt Jan 10 '13 at 14:03
    
@Matt Thanks for pointing that out, I honestly didn't notice that. Further discussion under Gamecat's answer below. –  eykanal Jan 10 '13 at 15:46

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It looks like you get the duplicates, because some results point to an answer and some results point to a question. Both have the same title, but there is a Q: or an A: in the summary.

Example for the cooking result:

Result 1 is the question: Why doesn't acacia honey crystallize?, result 4 is an answer to the same question.

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The new search is great, but it's harder to tell questions and answers apart, not to mention individual answers to the same question. –  Martijn Pieters Jan 10 '13 at 14:07
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Agree, the Q and A could be more visible. –  Toon Krijthe Jan 10 '13 at 14:09
    
@MartijnPieters apparently that was intentional It's the only option really without being even more jarring since other result types besides questions and answers will appear later, mixing more than 3+ types of result formats is...yeah. –  Some Helpful Commenter Jan 10 '13 at 15:37
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Hm, that's interesting. I can't see the point, though, given that once I'm on a page, I'll (almost) certainly look at the other answers to see what they suggest. Why take up valuable space on the search results page to show me stuff I'm likely to see anyway? –  eykanal Jan 10 '13 at 15:47

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