Related questions in “Ask Question” page is better than search tool
Search for SO questions by words in the title is failing (purpose: trying to find question before i ask a duplicate)
- Related questions in “Ask Question” page is better than search tool
- Searching for similar questions
- Asking questions brings up better Related questions than search
- Search box vs Question title
- Why does (insert favorite search engine here) get better search results than SO, SF, or SU's own search function?
As you can see tell from personal experience and see from the related questions above the "search" feature kinda sucks, while the "Related questions" is actually pretty good. This is because "search" searches in the title, question text, and in all the answers. "Related questions" searches only the title.
I propose to either stop searching the answers too, or weigh the titles a lot more than the contents, and the contents a lot more than the answers (after all you're searching for questions 99% of the time).
You'll be wondering why it's the first result since it really has nothing to do with cartoons. That's a good question. The answer is that in the third page of answers one single answer mentions the word cartoon.
I'm aware that you can just use
intitle:1, but how many people know that you'll get much more relevant results with it? The current system can be greatly improved.