Presently a complete search term is required to find a match. For example I performed a member search for "Jax" with no results. A search with Jaxel brings up the record. There are many instances where a partial search would be helpful.
For now I'll try to let board users know to use a * in searches. I would still offer the suggestion that if XF would automatically add a "*" after all searches, it would be a benefit to our users.
Just as an fyi....Looks like the Find Member function isn't the same as a "search" within XF. When I perform a Find Member for Jax it comes up "The specified member cannot be found. Please enter a member's entire name." If I try a Find Member for Jax* the same response appears.