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Search - How does it work.

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#1
I searched for Trophy Skin as I remember talking about the idea.
However: No results returned.
:(

I guess the actual post contained: Trophy Skins
Trophy Skin (no hit)
Trophy Skin* (hit)

When searching for Trophy Skin, should Trophy Skins show up by default ?
Anyone have some details here ?
 

Shadab

Well-known member
#2
Guess it does an exact "word" search. and not related-words-search. So a word "xyz" would match only "xyz", not "xyza". I could be wrong. But I couldn't find anything in the MySQL documentation that would indicate otherwise.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#3
Guess it does an exact "word" search. and not related-words-search. So a word "xyz" would match only "xyz", not "xyza". I could be wrong. But I couldn't find anything in the MySQL documentation that would indicate otherwise.
This does seem to be the case.

IMO: I think by default for title searching especially, that a search for Skin should hit on a title called with Skins.
You want to encourage title searching.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#4
Another weird thing:


In the Addons forum.
When I Title search for *welcome* I get 197 his.
When I Title search for welcome* I get no hits.
When I search (titles and posts) I get :

The search could not be completed because the search keywords were too short, too long, or too common.
I think this is confusing.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#5

erich37

Well-known member
#6
As Kier said he is currently working on "Search", I do hope he is not just working on "Sphinx" for the "big boards", but also improving "search" for XF itself, so for the average-size forum-webmaster.
 

Steve10

Well-known member
#7
As Kier said he is currently working on "Search", I do hope he is not just working on "Sphinx" for the "big boards", but also improving "search" for XF itself, so for the average-size forum-webmaster.
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned that Kier is not working on Sphinx and is instead using a different alternative. I would hope that the new alternative would improve search for all sizes however I find the search we have at the moment very good anyway for medium sized boards.
 

Steve10

Well-known member
#9
Where was that mentioned ? People would want to know about that.
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I saw it somewhere, I'll see if I can hunt it down.

EDIT: I was wrong, sorry about that, I completely misread a post.

EDIT 2: I wasn't wrong, look at Brogan's post for a link to Kier's comment on using Sphinx.