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Just now, I was looking at drill-down on Android. So I googled "drill down android site:stackoverflow.com". The top hits were this and this, both from 2010. The next one was this from 2014. After that, there were hits from 2012 and 2011.

The problem is that mobile changes pretty often, so at first glance, I have no idea if the answers are or are not still current. I could do a date-limited search, and that might turn up something interesting. But what I want is not actually a particular date range; I want something that tends to prefer more-recent information. Google seems to do the opposite -- the longer a question has been around, the more upvotes and links it has, and, therefore, the higher its rank.

As a site, does SO have a way to address this issue? And as a user, I'm curious if others have found a way to deal with it that they like.

  • If you know EXACTLY what you're looking for (aka don't need the fuzzy matching Google does) isn't the advanced site search all you need? – rene Jun 3 '18 at 18:37
  • @rene perhaps OP isn't aware Stack Overflow got internal search mechanism. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 3 '18 at 19:53
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    @ShadowWizard are you going to answer every comment of mine that ends in a question mark with responses like that? If yes, it is going to be a long day then ;) – rene Jun 3 '18 at 19:57

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