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Well, this bug just happened out of the blue a few minutes ago for me.  Image attached
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march 16, 2019: this problem started the evening of march 15, 2019. no matter what options I click on, the search engine arranges search results in a totally random order. I hope the search engine filter gets fixed really soon. I want to be able to arrange search results in order of upload date, with the most recently posted videos at the top of the list and the farther down the list I go, the farther back into the past I go. sort by upload date should be the default setting on the order videos show up in search results
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yes me too! I'm on a firefiox desktop please fix!
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Broken for me as well, both on the web site and in the iOS app.
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Not working for me either
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Problems with the search started about a week ago. For some time, I think it was about two hours, when you opened a video the video page itself showed no links at all. No channel links, no recommendations, no vote thumbs, nothing at all. While that problem went away after a  few hours the search never worked as "good" as before.

Today is (just) a new low. The search filter is broken and no matter if you set it to today or whatever, results are wrong and much older than they should. Tested on Firefox and Chrome, just to make sure. Also tested while being logged in and not. Doesn't matter.

I don't understand how YT manages to break functions several times a month. I for sure I don't understand how something important like the search filters can be broken over half a day.

Oh and while we are on it, the search filter for rating never worked. No, I'm not talking about today or a week, I'm taking about the beginning of time.
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It's frustrating for me, too. I wonder if YouTube's getting rid of the search filters and testing out this new "feature" and hoping we won't notice. Well, it sucks because I like to discover YouTube musicians and if all that's showing up are viral videos from 2010 or whatever there's no way I'm going to be able to discover any new musician. I wonder if it's related to the update of Google Chrome I was forced to download so that I could upload videos again (which makes no sense as videos uploaded fine four days ago with the old version).
Last edited 3/19/19
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Hi everyone, the search and sorting functions are working normally again. Thanks!
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