How to fix Reddit Search not Working

Reddit is one of the most used social platforms in the world which has the concept of threads and topics. It was launched not a while ago but gained immense traction over a short period of time. It dwells in the concept of threads and sub-threads and you can find information regarding almost anything in the forum.

Pencarian Reddit tidak Berfungsi

However, despite the usage of the platform and its popularity, we came across several different cases where users were unable to use the Reddit search to search for threads of all topics. There are several variations to the issue where in some cases, partial results are shown while in some, no results are shown at all. In this solution, we will go through all the reasons as to why this issue occurs and what you can do in order to solve the problem.

What causes Reddit Search not to Work?

After investigating the issue on our own and combining the results from user cases, we came to the conclusion that this issue has several reasons for occurring. Some of the reasons why Reddit search might not work are but not limited to:

  • Search Filter is enabled: Reddit has by default a filter which filters out all the mature content from the results. You don’t get any indication that the filter is turned on so you might think nothing is wrong whereas your searches might only be returning filtered results.
  • Issue at Reddit’s end: We also came across several instances where the issue was with Reddit’s backend. This was officially acknowledged by Reddit engineers and a fix was launched shortly.
  • Less customization: Reddit’s search is less customizable and you are usually returned with limited results. Here you can try other searches which allow users to search Reddit forums with more parameters.
  • Ad-blockers: Ad-blockers are known to conflict with several web applications and modules. There is no exception for Reddit Search as well; we concluded this by checking numerous reports by users who diagnosed that the problem was indeed with the ad-blocker.

Before you start with the solutions, make sure that you are logged in as an administrator on your computer. Furthermore, you should save all your work and should have your credentials at hand as you will be asked to input them.

Solution 1: Checking for Backend Issues

Before we start with the troubleshooting process, you should make sure that the issue doesn’t lie with Reddit’s backend. There have been multiple cases where either Reddit’s search module was down or some services of Reddit were not working as expected. Here, you can navigate to Reddit forums and check whether other people are also experiencing the same issue.

You can also navigate to the Official Reddit Page and check its status. If you see a yellow bar in the current time, it usually means that there is some issue at the backend servers and there is nothing you can do except waiting.

Solution 2: Disabling Ad blockers

Ad blockers somehow improve your browsing experience by removing all the ads which you see on your computer. They have an inbuilt mechanism which intercepts all the traffic and then passes on the filtered version with ads removed. Even though extensions like these might improve your experience, there are instances where they cause issues like Reddit Search not working.

To check your browser extensions on Chrome, type “chrome://extensions” in the address bar and press Enter. You can disable the ad-blocker extension by unchecking the “enable” option. This will automatically disable the extension from making any changes to your UI. Restart your browser and check if the search mechanism works properly.

Catatan: Coba nonaktifkan setiap ekstensi. Ini mungkin membantu memecahkan masalah jika ada aplikasi tertentu yang menyebabkan masalah.

Solusi 3: Menonaktifkan Filter Pencarian

Reddit secara otomatis menerapkan filter pencarian pada akun Anda yang mengeluarkan konten NSFW (Not Safe For Work). Jadi, setiap kali Anda mencari di Reddit, posting ini secara otomatis akan dikeluarkan dari hasil pencarian Anda dan Anda mungkin tidak dapat melihatnya. Lucunya, opsi ini tersembunyi di preferensi profil Anda dan pengguna biasa tidak akan tahu bahwa pencariannya disaring sama sekali. Di bawah ini adalah metode tentang cara menonaktifkan filter pencarian.

  1. Arahkan ke situs web Reddit dan klik gambar profil Anda yang ada di sisi kanan atas layar dan klik Pengaturan Pengguna .
  2. Saat berada di dalam pengaturan, klik pada tab Pengaturan umpan ada dan periksa opsi berikut:
    Konten dewasa 
  3. Anda juga memiliki opsi untuk mengaburkan hasil pencarian jika itu NSFW. Simpan perubahan dan keluar.
  4. Sekarang muat ulang situs web dan coba cari. Periksa apakah masalah telah teratasi.

Solusi 4: Menggunakan Mesin Telusur Alternatif

Ada banyak situs independen lain yang memungkinkan pengguna untuk mencari forum Reddit menggunakan parameter tingkat lanjut dan mereka memberikan hasil yang lebih banyak daripada fungsi pencarian konvensional di dalam forum. Kekurangannya adalah bahwa situs-situs ini terkadang berhenti berfungsi dengan masalah-masalah aneh dan jika Reddit mengubah algoritma pencariannya, mereka juga harus diperbarui. Anda dapat menggunakan solusi ini jika semua metode lain tidak berhasil untuk Anda.

Catatan: Aplikasi tidak terkait dengan situs pihak ketiga mana pun. Situs yang disebutkan hanya untuk informasi pengguna.

  1. Arahkan ke di browser web Anda.
  2. Sekarang Anda dapat menambahkan istilah pencarian dan juga parameter lain yang ingin Anda atur (lihat gambar di atas).
  3. Hasil pencarian akan diisi di bawah ini dengan semua utas yang berisi kata kunci dengan mengingat parameter yang Anda masukkan.