Why search shows me results ONLY from my instance? Where can I change that?

#mastodon #search


@parasurv "Simple text returns statuses you have written, favourited, boosted, or have been mentioned in, as well as matching usernames, display names, and hashtags."
Basically full-text search only works on your toot, if you want to search stuff across instance you need to search using hashtag and your instance will return the toots it know of using that hashtag

@titouan @parasurv ...Which is why it can be better to try mastodon-tags-explorer.hcxp.co or an instance with a followbot, e.g. mastodon.host/tags/tag-name-go

Aside from any technical reasons for fully federated search being difficult, 'The search function on Mastodon is deliberately limited to prevent abuse; it intentionally doesn't allow searching all toots.' -- github.com/tootsuite/documenta Whether that works, let alone is worth the trade-off, is a matter of some dispute, I believe.

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