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Related questions in “Ask Question” page is better than search tool

The following series of events happened to me today for about the 100th time:

  • I have a programming question I cannot answer.
  • I search Stackoverflow for the right question and hope it has good answers.
  • Finding none, I google, which often yields better stackoverflow hits (related: why is that?).
  • I think more about the question, rephrase it, and repeat the above steps.
  • Finally, I click "Ask Question" on the stack, and type the title for my question.
  • Upon tabbing from the title, I find my question in the "Related Questions" section!

While this is a happy moment, I can't help but think that one of my six or seven searches should have found it for me. Has anyone else had the same experience?

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    It works here on Meta too. ;) Mar 22, 2011 at 22:34
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    That's hysterical. -1 for me for not finding this in the list :-)
    – PengOne
    Mar 22, 2011 at 23:08


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