It is very difficult to search for a topic before posting a new discussion!

@sbeauty (5870)
United States
November 10, 2006 1:38pm CST
Just prior to my post about acetaminophen, I searched. There were no discussions that matched my search. So I posted it only to find at the bottom of my new post listings for 3 other discussions of almost the same thing. How can we be sure we're not posting duplicates?
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@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Don't worry, I still gave you a positive rating on both posts!!! lol
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Thank you very much. I gave you a positive, too.
@owlwings (42091)
• Cambridge, England
10 Nov 06
Have you noticed that the ratings are not sticking today? I have several times voted plusses and then I look again and they are gone!
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I was just noticing that, too. I think they are having a lot of problems keeping up with the rate of growth and all the technical aspects of this site.
@ashutoshgl (1443)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I try to check too... it's because people either don't use good tags, misspell things, or just don't tag things at all. But hey at least you tried. A lot of others just go and post whatever comes to mind
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
10 Nov 06
You're a cheat and a disgrace to mylot. Please don't EVER cut and paste someone else's answer on one of my discussions or anyone else's for that matter.
• United States
10 Nov 06
I really wish that more people would search before posting new topics. Just a couple of hours ago, I saw a person post a discussion about whether people were lefties or righties, and it had been created just a couple of hours after another question asking the same thing. I'm getting tired of scrolling through the same topics over and over again.
@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I try to check too... it's because people either don't use good tags, misspell things, or just don't tag things at all. But hey at least you tried. A lot of others just go and post whatever comes to mind.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Thanks for your kind words. I was feeling kind of bad about it. I keep spouting off about the repetitious posts, and then I post one myself.
@missybal (4491)
• United States
11 Nov 06
It has happened to me too. Hey it's okay, I think we all know that it happens. I don't really think you can always avoid it.
@missybal (4491)
• United States
11 Nov 06
It has happened to me too. Hey it's okay, I think we all know that it happens. I don't really think you can always avoid it.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I have the same issue. I use the search feature above and attempt to find a similiar posting. Since people don't always use tags or spell the words correctly, you don't always get a hit. Even if they don't use a tag but spell the word correctly, other posts should appear when you search. Of course you do get alot of junk when you try searching - unfortunately - which can be fustrating. With more people posting new disucssions rather than replying, I have been trying to reply and not post new discussions.