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Short answer: Because the site's built-in search sucks. Longer answer: Stack Exchange sites are Q&A platforms, not search engines. The built-in search is kind of a best-effort thing: Sometimes it's good, other times it misses things or pulls up irrelevant pages. Use Google if comprehensive results are important.


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My greatest fear is to post a duplicate question here First of all, I would like to dispel you fear. Asking a duplicate is nothing to be ashamed of, nor something others will blame you for. It can and it will happen, and is not a negative thing, it simply means that the original wording was not the one you (or others) would have used, and having a duplicate ...


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On SE, you are always welcome to propose changes that improve a post. At >=2000 rep, your changes are applied immediately. If your changes are inappropriate, the OP or another community member may rollback your edit. When you're unsure, you can leave a comment to explain your intentions of the change. In this particular example, I agree that your new title ...


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In addition to what Federico mentioned, yes, you can use Google. In fact, at least from my experience, I'd say Google is generally better at searching SE than SE's search feature is. SE tends to rank pretty high in Google results, so just a normal Google search of what you're looking for is not unlikely to find it here. That said, you can also narrow your ...


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You search for just "VHF" finds all posts, not just questions or answers that match. The results are not duplicate, one is a question and one is an answer (that happens to be for the question). These are different posts, so the search finds them both. If you want to restrict your search to questions or answers, you can add constraints to your search query....


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