Cannot search users or repositories

Hello. Noob here. I created an organization BC-CSCI3366 so that I could create a Classroom. Apparently all is well. I then created a repository in BC-CSCI3366 with starter material for the assignment. When I then created a New Assignment in the classroom and tried to add the starter code from the BC-CSCI3366, I received an error message:

Search: The listed users and repositories cannot be searched either because the resources do not exist or you do not have permission to view them.

Hi Robert,

Are you searching using owner/repository? That should return what you’re looking for.

So rather than searching only repository_name, search BC-CSCI3366/respository_name.

Let me know if that doesn’t work.


Hi Scott. Thank you for following up. I think it’s working now; I was
searching for repositories using the string BC-CSCI3366 rather than
@BC-CSCI3366; when I changed it, I was able to find the repositories. I
would like to point out though that after finding it, your site posts a
message to the effect “There are no repositories”. I now understand that
this means that no students have cloned and shared repos with the owners
yet. But at the time I was attempting it, I interpreted that message to
mean that I still wasn’t able to find the repo at all in @BC-CSCI3366.

I’m really optimistic about this site, I hope that it goes well. If it
does, all of the people at BC will start using it.
Bob Muller

Hi Bob,

Glad you were able to find what you needed. Can you open an issue explaining the confusing search results, maybe with a screenshot of the message, here:

That’s the best way to ensure it gets corrected.


Thanks. Will do. - bob