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A question in chat led me to search in the help center to see if there was anything mentioned about the election process. I was surprised when searching for "election" returned zero results, and assumed this meant that elections weren't mentioned at all.

But they are mentioned, at least briefly. The problem was that I should have been searching for "elections", which returns two results. The general site search isn't tripped up by these kinds of pluralization differences, and given the nature of the help center, the search there really shouldn't be either.

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    hahahahahaha this is so funny... It's akin to.. "Why are there so many dupes on Meta?" Cos it's so darn hard to search ;) – user310756 Aug 16 '13 at 15:08
  • Search results returns only for exact keyword..Damn.. – CRUSADER Aug 16 '13 at 15:09
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    Same goes with badge which returns 1 result and badges returns 3 – CRUSADER Aug 16 '13 at 15:15
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    Brace yourself. This is a pluralization bug. ;) – Bill the Lizard Aug 16 '13 at 15:21
  • well, at least there's 1 result for elect, oh wait... that leads to "How does editing work" – Old Checkmark Aug 16 '13 at 15:23
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    @BilltheLizard I ain't afraid of no gho...codinghorror! – Tim Stone Aug 16 '13 at 15:26
  • @OldCheckmark you found a typo in the help center with your search query. It should be "select" and not "elect". – Jehof Aug 16 '13 at 18:32
  • Yes the search is somehow confusing. The same is true for privileg and privileges – Jehof Aug 16 '13 at 18:34
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A fix for this just went out - the stemming analyzer was not appropriately being applied to the query here...it is now.

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