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Search engine problems

Post by Lots42 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:09 am

Searching for more then one word in the Search engine does not work
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Re: Search engine problems

Post by JH » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:21 pm

Lots42 wrote:Searching for more then one word in the Search engine does not work
Can you be more specific? Does it find fewer hits than it should (or maybe none at all), or does it find more hits than it should? What search string did you use?

BTW, I've moved this topic to "Extend-A-Story Discussion", as it didn't really belong where it was originally under "General Discussion".
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Post by Won-Tolla » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:06 am

I tried a title search for Josh, Burbank, and Josh Burbank. Got 641, 81 and 64 hits respectively.

Looks like it searches for the exact string. A body search for "Fred Astra" only got one hit, an episode where the writer had left out the comma from "Fred, Astra and Velus".

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Post by Lots42 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:22 am

Won-Tolla wrote:I tried a title search for Josh, Burbank, and Josh Burbank. Got 641, 81 and 64 hits respectively.

Looks like it searches for the exact string. A body search for "Fred Astra" only got one hit, an episode where the writer had left out the comma from "Fred, Astra and Velus".
"Mike Cain" gets nothing. The phrase is in there
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Post by JH » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:15 pm

I get three hits for episode title and 13 for episode body. Did you perhaps include the quotation marks in your search string, as you need to omit them? Failing that, all I can suggest that your search string had a typo in it.
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Post by Sir Toby » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:44 pm

This topic is still somewhat recent, so there may still be problems people are having.

Lots42 (or anyone else): Are you still have any problems with the search function? Is there an actual problem with the search engine, or is there just a misunderstanding about how the search function works?

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