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  • tdb

    Scenario 3: I'm part of a team developing a game involving animals.  I wanted to look up the solution to an animation issue I had a month ago.  Discord decides that "animal" is close enough to "animation" and returns a lot of results which have nothing to do with animation whatsoever.

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  • seebs

    Yeah. I'm looking for a specific conversation in which someone referred to "accountant". I absolutely, positively, do not care about hundreds of other conversations referring to "accounts".

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  • mofumofu

    Allow me to chime in wishing for exact search. Trying to search for "blacked" gets me every time someone said "black", which isn't very helpful.

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  • weirdalsuperfan

    Wtf why does this not exist??? I'm looking for the word "animation" but I just get a million results about anime. This is ridiculous!

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  • xgerhard

    Exact search would be nice. Another usecase, I was searching for the last time a particular command was used, searched for "!commandname" but got thousands of results with the commandname without the exclamation mark.

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  • Frezak

    Yeah, this keeps being an issue for me.
    For instance, literally just now I'm doing some D&D stuff, and looking for the word "Summoner" which is not the word "summoning".
    It's been a while, Discord. Surely it can't be that hard to do.

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  • Gallous

    I'm trying to look for help regarding statues in an RPG and Discord helpfully returns every instance of the word "status".

    This isn't even a common misspelling, it's a completely different word. What a useless feature.

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  • 󠂪󠂪

    tried to find "oh for the love of," found a bunch of "oh lovely"

    that's not even close

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  • 💥 pow! zap! 💥

    I can't look up my own real name (which is a normal spelling of an English-language name) without getting results for something a few letters off. Makes it really hard to find times when someone was talking to me but didn't @mention.

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  • Papá

    I would really like to see this.

    I don't see the practical purpose of the current search's 'change the terms' idea. If I want to look for the word 'jump' in search, I do not want a result without 'jump' in it. This includes 'jumping', 'jumped' etc. If I wanted to search for those words, I would have entered them into the search bar. The point of searching should be to find the word(s) that were entered into the search bar, nothing more, nothing less.

    Please don't pull a Google over at discord. Don't make the program think it knows what people are looking for. The whole correction/context/tense thing is obnoxious and adds nothing of value. It rather makes searching impossible because there's no way to tell Discord to omit things I never wanted to search for in the first place.

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  • Kitten Raee

    I'm trying to look if anyone found a solution to my issue with "controller". Nope, discord can't let me search for controller and throws out every other variant of a word "control" instead.

    Why can't they even do basic thing right, like a proper bloody search !?

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