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Announcement Enhanced Search

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
I've just installed a new add-on which improves our search feature! It's very exciting :)

We're now able to search on 2 and 3-letter words, such as a lot of acronyms. NHS, DNA, BST, GMT, UK, US, USD, USB, SSD, LSD, BC, ad ... This was previously not possible.

The search is now also supposed to be more intelligent: If your search for 'tests', it will also search for 'test', 'testing', 'tested' and so on. (I.e. it will find the root of your search word, and then search for that.) It will also consider the date of the posts, and rank the newer posts higher than the old ones.

I've literally just installed this, and may have to tweak the features a bit going forward, but it looks pretty good already.
 
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Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
If you see a lot of old threads being dug up, and old posts being 'reacted' to recently, it's probably thanks to the amazing enhanced search :)
 

Amy SF

Dweller in nature
It's great! Last week I did a search for a thread I know I started a while ago, and it didn't turn up. I tried different search terms, and it still didn't come up. So I gave up searching. Just now I tried again, and it came up on the first page of results! :up:
 

silva

Addicted Poster
I have issues with the search feature! It doesn't seem to do search for some words, so if I get one word wrong in the title it doesn't come up.
 

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
I have issues with the search feature! It doesn't seem to do search for some words, so if I get one word wrong in the title it doesn't come up.
Do you have an example?

AFAICT nothing is broken in the new search feature, though I might be able to tweak the settings if needed.
 
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