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By WitchOfTruth, history, 13 months ago, In English

The search on the site is terribly broken

Say I want to find all tutorials, I search "tutorial"

What I see is only four blog entries.

Even though there are plenty blog posts which have [Tutorial] in the title and tutorial in the tags, search dosn't show them. I kind of can accept that full-text search imperfect, that's ok, but even search by tag doesn't work

 
 
 
 
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Every search except for the "Find users" search is broken. The search functionality in the problemset, and even in the standings looking for some contestant is painful.

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    At least search in the problemset seems to work fine for me

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      The filter option isn't working. When I try to filter questions by difficulty range, the result turns up empty.

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A good workaround is to search at google “codeforces tutorial” or more specifically something like “binary search tutorial codeforces”

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    That's what I use.

    Still, google cannot replace working search by tag

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I guess if we're complaining about broken features, I'll just leave this here:

"rating (all)" has been broken for at least a few years now. It should show top rated contestants, including inactive ones, but it displays the exact same list as just "rating".

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    Actually it doesn't show exactly the same list. Last page on active ones is 490 and last page on all is 1730. If you go to page 490 on the rating(all) list you will see that after the greys with negative rating there comes inactive reds... Which I mean, is still very useless, you'd want to see the inactive reds alongside the active reds in the rating(all) list, not 490 pages later...

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Welcome to codeforces!

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You can search within a site using google.

Say I want to find all tutorials, I search "tutorial"