Problem with search function involving certain words

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Alexander,

    The issue is that WorkFlowy's "Dates" feature is hijacking all date-related language (even abbreviations) and using it to search for our own date-formatted time stamps.

    You can get around this in one of two ways:

    1. Disable the "Dates" feature in your Settings menu
    2. Search for date-related strings enclosed in quotes: 

    "Wed"
    "Wednesday"
    "21/12/2021"
    "Today"
    "At 5PM"

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    Alexander L Creighton

    Thanks very much!  That is very helpful information.  That solved the problem I was having.  And as it turns out I was apparently having a secondary problem of searches "not working".  The thing I was searching for was in a mirror that was under a mirror of itself.  When I deleted the nested mirror my searches started working again (and in the case of date-related terms using the quotes).  (I don't know if I described that properly, but bottom line, I am now able to find what I'm searching for.  Thanks!)  

    Workflowy is an amazing tool.  Keep up the good work.  

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Alexander!

    The issue is that we only show the first mirror in any hierarchy in the search results... and if the first mirror is itself completed and hidden or in a hierarchy that is completed and hidden, there will be no results. This is something we're working on at the moment...

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