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Post Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:51 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

I am seeing puzzling behaviour for the forum search functionality and I am wondering whether anyone else is experiencing something similar.

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(a) enter "job log" (without the quotes), select the "Search for all terms" option and invoke the search. I see no successful hits.
(b) enter "job log" (without the quotes), select the "Exact Match" option and invoke the search. I see results returned.

This behaviour is puzzling as I would have thought that option (a) would have been a looser constraint than (b) and hence, if anything, would have returned more hits rather than no hits.

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Click on my user name to see my profile and then click on "Find all posts by D". As a minimum I would have expected it to have returned this post but no posts are found.


Am I alone in this behaviour or do others see something similar. I notice a few posters stating they have searched the forum unsuccessfully and I'm wondering whether the search functionality is not returning results it should be.

David.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:08 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Well, I know that too broad of a search overwhelms the indexes and returns nothing. You can imagine that the word "job" has about 10 million uses in over 69000 posts, so, it is a bad choice to use when doing an any-word match.

Try using the exact error message, or a specific term.

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:03 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Check this post for some previous discussions on this issue.

David, I think your "Author Search" issue is simply because of your choice of a one letter user name. Wink

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:13 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Thanks - I understand the behaviour now.

And the one character name was an accident (honest John). When I registered I got a bit ahead of myself and ended up with a single character (it was going to be djm) and of course now I'm stuck with it (and maybe the Wink is genuinely a Exclamation )!

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