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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?

marked as duplicate by Bill the Lizard Mar 22 '11 at 22:32

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    It works here on Meta too. ;) – Bill the Lizard Mar 22 '11 at 22:34
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    That's hysterical. -1 for me for not finding this in the list :-) – PengOne Mar 22 '11 at 23:08

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