Gitlab issues: how to add keywords for easier search

Is there a way to add keywords to commonly searched issues on Gitlab that doesn’t require notifying everyone who gave a thumbs up that you added a comment?

There are many times when I’ve been so sure there was an issue related to something in my experience or on the forum, but I just can’t find it till I try to search “part” instead of “footprint” or “wire” instead of “track” or just make things plural that I wouldn’t expect to be. I know this is mostly a way to work around the main issue of gitlab having a really frustrating search system, but I was curious if anyone had suggestions outside of that.

Well, bookmarks are still a thing. Outside of that, yeah, any modification to the issue will notify people subscribed to it, that’s the point of subscribing.