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:

These two queries should be identical and they're not.
The API's q query should return results that are related to the search term.

From the /search/advanced doc:

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.

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    Still broken after 2.2 years. :( Nov 11, 2015 at 17:29


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