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Originally Published: April 1, 1994 - Last Updated / Reviewed On: August 2, 2012
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Dear Alice,

Is there any hope of getting "Alice!'s" archived answers re-configured so that you can go directly to a specific question without having to scroll through every subsequent one? I have a feeling Alice is getting so many redundant questions because looking for a previous answer to the same question is incredibly time-consuming, especially if it's an old one. Try it sometime!

—Constructive critic

Dear Constructive critic,

Thank you for your watchfulness and constructive suggestion. Ideas from readers are taken very seriously and regular updates and improvements are released.

Go Ask Alice!'s most recent makeover focused on increasing its user friendliness and interactivity, among other highlights. Existing features have been enhanced and new features have been added to make the site easier for readers to navigate as they browse through the archives for answers to their questions.

Now you can look for a specific subject by using the search engine box located on the top right of each page. The search will bring up titles and links of Q&As that are most closely related to the keyword(s) entered. You may also see suggested Q&As, themes, polls, quizzes, and more related to the terms you’ve searched. Do keep in mind, some terms are very general and may produce a good number of results. Being specific helps!

You can also browse any of the six meta-categories and dozens of subcategories, where you may find a particular Q&A. Newly added subcategories will help readers find information more readily. Within each subcategory, the Q&As are listed in descending order by date published or updated, with the newest Q&A at the very top. And you can easily scan through the Q&As in a subcategory by clicking on view all questions in the category or subcategory.

Each question you visit will also feature a set of related questions. These options are carefully selected to allow further exploration of the topic(s) found in a given Q&A. For example, you can check out the related Q&As for this entry below. Many of our quizzes, themes, and polls also feature links to related quizzes.

Hope these new features help you locate information on Go Ask Alice! with greater ease. Thanks for providing feedback, and we hope you will continue exploring the site. For more information about Go Ask Alice!, you can go to the Go Ask Alice! stuff section, check out the New to Go Ask Alice! or About Go Ask Alice! pages.

Alice