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Lack of interest Enhanced search results info: keyword alternatives

dutchbb

Well-known member
#1
Problem:

Searching forums is not perfect. There are two issues with finding content:
  1. spelling errors in content
  2. spelling errors when searching
Many important keywords on niche forums are misspelled and cause less than optimal search results. Members may not always be aware.

Solution:

Allow administrators to define alternative keywords in the ACP, and show a message when a match is found.

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In the ACP this would basically look like

Show keyword alternative in search results

xenvoro => xenforo

I'm sure it can be even more advanced, allowing phrases etc. But the basic idea is to remind people they may find more useful content if they simply try an alternative keyword.
 

dutchbb

Well-known member
#5
It goes further than Google you spelled it wrong. I know of many niche keywords on our forum that can be spelled correctly in more than one way, however some will return 100 results, some 1000... This feature would remind the user of the alternative(s).