Today, I am thrilled to announce that a long-requested feature is getting its first release: search for Discussions posts!
New in the Special:Search page on the Unified Community Platform is a Posts option which allows you to search through Discussions posts. This has been a major user request since we first launched Discussions.
For now, default search behavior will not change, so you’ll need to enter Special:Search to get to the Post search tab. This first release is desktop-only and will not include Discussions results in the Everything tab or advanced search options. Next year, we plan to start experimenting to see how we can best surface relevant Discussions content in additional ways while respecting user intent with their search. We know you have a lot to say about this subject, as well as other aspects of search, and it is a conversation we are excited to have with you next year.
Until then, please enjoy the new search functionality and please give us feedback about it! We want to know what you like, don’t like, and/or wish was different about it. Your feedback will help fuel the next releases of this new feature.
Oh, one more thing… Pageviews from Discussions based features are now factored into the Analytics we provide to wiki administrators! This is an enhancement we were able to deliver a few weeks ago by reconfiguring how our own tracking feeds into that particular dashboard. Enjoy the more accurate community data!
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