So apparently there’s some confusion over the new search function.
The search bar will now take you to the search page instead of the tagged page.
You can still get to the tagged page by manually entering the url, clicking on a tag, or tracking a tag.
The search page for something like ‘government shutdown’ will return posts tagged things like:
- #government shutdown
- #government #shutdown
- #government shutdown: the movie: the musical
- #is this because of the government shutdown?
- #government shutdown//—//-
- #anti-government #shutdown
The search will work with tags beyond the fifth tag whereas the tagged pages will not register posts for which the tag in question is not within the first five tags.
The search will only go through the tags on a post and not the content of a post.
Searches for a word in the English dictionary will return results tagged with alternate forms: ‘hiking’ will also return #hike, ‘fluorescent’ will also return #fluorescence, etc.
Interesting. Different tools for different jobs- as long as Tumblr keeps both around I am happy with this.