Searching with backlinks on

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    Harald Bittermann

    I think I see the same issue. In my case it is not that I do not find the stuff that I need. But the backlink is found first and so the original result is not shown. This is a bit counter intuitive (since I do not see backlinks as beeing that important and I do not want to find them.)

    Take a look at this: https://workflowy.com/s/testcase/K5tPqOLUgTsFpaI5 and search for the #next tag. You will only find the backlink to the bullet labeld with #next. Since this backlink is in a board the the found result will be rendered in the most right column (which does not even fit on my screen). So for me that was a very confusing situation.

    Personally I do not think that searches should match backlinks. But if they should, at least, I'd appreciate that the original results also will be displayed.

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    Harald Bittermann

    ... and dont get me wrong. IMHO backlinks are very useful. I just dont want them to mess up my search results.

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    Johann HALLER

    I fully agree with your comments. I have the same issue and I think your suggestion would be great and I love the idea of backlinks!

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi folks!

    Very good point. I will highlight this for the team. We are planning to have a toggle to show all mirrors as opposed to what we have now – which is to show only the first mirror in any search hierarchy (and backlink references are mirrors 😬)

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    Johann HALLER

    This is another great option, but what about the option to exclude the backlinks contents from search results? Like, I think it would awesome if backlinks would be plan ignored when searching.

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