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Is there a way to go through list of known issues? That way it would be easy to not raise duplicate defects by the community. Sometimes the search string might not match with what ever a user is looking for. Just a thought.

Also I tried to search for Known-Issues as attached from the screen shot but nothing pop'ed up.enter image description here

Example : I was trying to post a defect where the Similar Questions section is overlapping on the footer section. I will have to go through the ask question instead of finding it out directly.

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  • Duplicates aren't amazing, but they're not evil. If you can't find it by searching for your suggested title and a few keywords, just post.
    – Tim
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 9:44
  • You could try searching with the key words of your question (eg. similar questions overlap --> “Similar questions” overlaps footer and has no background. But, Stack Exchange's search is pretty bad - just google it with site:[site.com] :) Commented May 23, 2015 at 11:14
  • Agree. Stack exchange search is bad.
    – DJD
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 17:56
  • @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ and Giene - not bad, just need one to get used to it. After years of lurking here, searching became a second nature for me. :) Commented May 23, 2015 at 19:24
  • @ShadowWizard if you say so... but you've got to admit sometimes it's easier to just google it :P Commented May 23, 2015 at 19:53
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    @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ nope, too much noise in the form of unrelated comments, wrong tags, etc. Commented May 23, 2015 at 19:55
  • Any reason you keep accepting and unaccepting my answer? Commented May 26, 2015 at 6:42
  • Ya kind of thinking why someone has to be so stereotype when this application is suppose to be a community helping people instead of doing the opposite.
    – DJD
    Commented May 26, 2015 at 7:09

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Just look in this very site front page. If you don't see what you want to report listed there, go ahead and report it.

Long time members might think "hey, this rings a bell!", dig and search and finally close as duplicate.

No harm done, and this will help searching for the same issue in the future by adding more existing key words attached to it.

Over time, if you'll stick around you'll learn how to use Meta and search for existing reports/requests, which is basically done in the way described by Anna in this answer.

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For one, you're searching for "kown" issues, not "known" issues.

But aside from that... you may consider anything tagged and without any // tags as known/reported. Not every bug will be fixed, but tagging as [bug] + whatever other tags may be relevant is sufficient for reporting an issue.

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    those pesky 'kown' issues, they get everywhere!
    – user289879
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 9:13

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