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Hancalcul-3571 suggested better-solutions-dot-com published

very hard searching in Microsoft Q&A, lack of tags, strange search results.

To my opinion it is very hard, not to say inpossible, to find relevant topics in this site.
First point is that it is difficult to find the right tags. For excel you have to use office-excel-itpro.
But after that, when you want to find something about the function SORT, there are no tags for excel-function nor sort.

Then when you start to fill in the searchbox you get 10.000 hits or more. Useless!
When I try to refine my search (invited to do so by a little sentence above!) adding more frases, say "sort multiple column accent circonflex" you get still over 5000 hits!
I can not believe there are over 5000 topics with all those five words in it.

Please give some help how to search efficient and how to refine a search action!

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I tried to comment on this but from what I can tell adding the comment did not work.

I kept getting this message/popup

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AndreasBaumgarten commented

Hi @Hancalcul-3571 ,

maybe this is helpful: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/support/advanced-search-usage


(If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you)

Regards
Andreas Baumgarten

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Hi @AndreasBaumgarten ,

You helped me very much! I didn't know of the "+" operator to force a term in a match.
I tried my original search adding + signs and I got 25 results instead of over 10.000. A couple of them very usefull.

Thank you very much teaching me this!

This is a nice lucky start for me in 2022. I wish you all the best and good luck in the Newyear!
Han

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Hi better-solutions-dot-com.


This is common problem on the Microsoft Q&A website.


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/idea/638813/unable-to-execute-your-request.html


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/idea/629656/unable-to-post-question.html


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/idea/580915/frequent-issues-in-submitting-answers.html



There is an apparent timer that interferes with making posts.




This does not fix the problem but is a "work around".


When there is failure to make to post the browser back arrow can be used.

Then there are options to load or discard as in your posted image.

Click load.

Then highlight the text in the failed post and click ctrl + x

This should copy and remove the contents from the attempted post.

Then click the browser refresh.

Then click ctrl + v.

This should repost the prior contents of the post.

Then click post your answer.

Again this is not a fix but a work around.

It's best to open a new feedback for this particular problem.

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