I'm trying to search for a string. It's a hardware identifier
10ec:8168 and should be unique to that make/model of chip. Any questions that mention is should be relevant.
But compare the site search to the API /search/advanced results:
The site's: askubuntu.com/search?q=10ec%3A8168 returns 50 questions, and answers. All of them are related to the search string.
But the API's: /2.1/search/advanced?q=10ec%3A8168&site=askubuntu returns all 113,237 questions on the Ubuntu site!
These two queries should be identical and they're not.
q query should return results that are related to the search term.
q- a free form text parameter, will match all question properties based on an undocumented algorithm.
The API search is crippled. Please fix the
q search. Ideally it should be the same as the site's search.