Many times when I search on Stack Overflow (or other Stack Exchange sites), I don't get any relevant results.

So, I then proceed to ask a new question and VOILA!!! Stack Exchange is able to suggest me a probably question which may already have an answer.

Why can't the search feature do this before I try to ask a question?

The latest example I encountered is this.

My question was (in exact words):

Not able to use specific imports in ansible module

When I did a search in Stack Overflow, I got 0 results. No Results Page

So, I went to add a new question. But as soon as I just entered the question title, this is what I got. Suggestion Page

And the question which is highlighted in the image matched my question exactly.

So, why can't the Search feature be as good and suggest me this?

  • The search bar can't even manage to find the plural form when you search for the singular... Which I thought was sort of basic for search functions... particularly considering this is a site full of programmers.
    – Catija
    Aug 6, 2015 at 10:04
  • Another more "senior" duplicate appears to be meta.stackexchange.com/q/187773
    – PolyGeo
    Aug 6, 2015 at 10:08
  • @PolyGeo, yes it's a duplicate to both... But none of them seem to have any answer either. And according to this answer, only questions with answers can be considered duplicate. Should I accept this as a duplicate?
    – Codebender
    Aug 6, 2015 at 10:11
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    @Codebender this does not apply for this site. Asking the same thing 10000 times won't make it happen any faster Aug 6, 2015 at 10:37


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