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Strong Ale
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Search feature

Post by jayhawk » Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:43 am

Would it be possible to beef up the search feature so that a user can enter a search phrase? Perhaps this is possible and I don't know the trick, but when I searched for "batch sparge" (with and w/o quotation marks), I was returned all posts with batch and sparge. These are two very common words on this site! :D The search should have just returned posts with the phrase "batch sparge" instead. Funny thing is that I ended up using the classic forum search and was returned the exact post I was looking for in the top five of the search list, whereas i couldn't find it at all with the new forum search.

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I will have to look into that.

Post by jeff » Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:41 pm

I am not yet familiar with how this forum performs searches but I will take a look at the code. I have a feeling that there might not be much I can do because of how I suspect that words are indexed by the forum software. It searches very quickly where the old forum would pretty much choke when searching; but the new forum may not be as flexible. Thanks for the observation.
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