Resurrect "Similar issues"

A while back, GitHub had in beta a very useful feature: as the user typed in a New Issue, they’d get suggestions for related issues. This prevented many duplicate issues from being created, and made obsolete the “Make sure you’ve searched for similar issues” line in issue templates.

What happened to that features? It was really helpful.

Discourse has it:


Hi @civility-bot - we had a lot of problems with getting that feature to be reliably useful, so it’s been put on the back burner for now.

Perhaps you’d like to submit a feature request through our official product feedback form so that our product team can see you’d be keen for it to be brought back?