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Old May 1st, 2012, 06:07 AM
Doug Kerr Doug Kerr is offline
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Default The forum search feature - the keyword filter

The search feature of the forum needs improvement in a number of ways. It appears to suffer from the working of various defaults in the forum software package.

One of the most irritating is that if I do a search on, for example, "MTF" , I get this result:
Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : MTF
That is no doubt why there were no matches.

I guess that "MTF" fails as "too short".

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" fails as well. Too common, perhaps.

On another front, there is no hint given as to how to use a multi-phrase as the search key, or how to AND or OR individual search terms. (Maybe I'm just missing some of the help.)

The OPF archive is a wondrous resource. Users do not have the tools they need to exploit it.

Best regards,

Doug
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Old May 1st, 2012, 11:58 AM
Jerome Marot Jerome Marot is offline
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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fails because it is too long.

May I point out that google advanced search will search any given site and has the operators you appear to need?

Here all the posts from opf including the word "MTF".
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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:22 PM
Doug Kerr Doug Kerr is offline
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Hi, Jerome,

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fails because it is too long.

May I point out that google advanced search will search any given site and has the operators you appear to need?p
I didn't know that I could have Google look at a particular site. That's neat.

Thanks.

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Doug
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