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How do you find a sentence?

If I want to look for a sentence or an old discussion I'll put the sentence into the discussion search box. Sometimes it will show up, other times it will show 0 results even if I only answered the question five minutes previously. It won't even show up on google search, or even under site search. Why is this? Where are you hiding them?

June 5, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stecchetto

I believe the discussion only exists once someone makes a comment in it, so if no one's commented on the sentence yet it won't show up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTKee-EnglishEng

No, they usually have comments. By sentence I mean the question and that should be there anyway. Edit: Sorry, I'm probably wrong on this. Query solved!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tonkotsuLover

How about this sentence from en->jp: "二十三便大阪ゆきは八番ゲートで搭乗中です。" Search gives no results, but there is one comment on it (here's the link)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkn15

Did you post the discussion under a different topic, such as French, and then searched for it in Spanish? I don't know if that would affect it . . .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTKee-EnglishEng

For example here's an exact Portuguese sentence: "Eu sou responsável pelo erro". I get 0 results for that. Can someone else search and see if they can find it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Using the one word search term "responsável" I get 31 hits altogether but none for this sentence in the sentence discussions themselves. If I include "erro" as well I get one hit: this discussion in troubleshooting. Are you absolutely sure that sentence is in the system?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTKee-EnglishEng

Don't doubt me Davu. I've tried it with a few I've copied and pasted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Sorry. What I meant was: Are you sure that anyone has ever commented on the sentence? Sentences without comments do not appear in the discussion area (unless someone comments and then deletes the comment later) and are therefore untraceable. I see I'm basically repeating stecchetto's answer and I'm sure it is correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTKee-EnglishEng

I just tested that and you're right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tonkotsuLover

Another way you can find a sentence is in the dictionary. Search for a word that's in the sentence. Maybe the sentence will pop up. Note that you can't access the sentence's discussion from there, if that's what you're looking for. However, sometimes you might need to look up the translation of the sentence, and in the aforementioned way you can achieve that.

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