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Searching for doubles

I've noticed that the search function doesn't catch YouTube doubles if the URL isn't exact. Here's a tip: grab the alphanumeric ID of the video from its URL and search mefi using only that. For example, searching for 9Iq5yCoHp4o pulls up this post, but a search for http://​youtu.be/​9Iq5yCoHp4o and http://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​9Iq5yCoHp4o fail, even though they all point to the same video.
posted by desjardins on Mar 25, 2013 - 19 comments

Why are there three shoutings?

Why are there three shoutings?
posted by delmoi on Oct 19, 2005 - 11 comments

Avoiding Duplicate Posts

Trying to avoid repeat posts is pretty hard because of timeouts from the search system. (In fact, I wanted to see if this is a duplicate Metatalk topic, but my searches stalled.) I want to avoid dupes, really I do! My memory isn't encyclopedic, though (and I have a life, *cough* ;-). How do the old hands here really avoid repeat posts? Shouldn't it be in a FAQ?

(Interestingly, after I started doing more searches, MetaFilter went into general "Server Error" mode for a while. Hmm...)
posted by tss on Jan 4, 2003 - 10 comments

Searching Before Posting

Haven't been here long, but I've noticed double posts occur on nearly every thread, usually followed by a "shit ... I double posted" post %}

How difficult would it be to add a quick search through the previous posts in a thread such that if the same post had already been made it wouldn't post it again?

Or would that just crunch the overtaxed server too much?

posted by walrus on Oct 4, 2001 - 5 comments

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