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Search engine is not selective

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:39 pm
by TAB
Hello!
It seems your search engine is not selective enough. Eg, I searched for 'wq1 files' and got 26648 matches (wow! attached), but most of them (if not all; I did not check...) contained only 'files'. Would not a 'match' consist of 'wq1' AND 'files'?

Re: search engine is not selective

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:05 pm
by RoryOF
The Forum search engine needs more than three characters (i.e, four or more) as otherwise the searches would consume too many resources. If you need three character searches, use your favourite search engine and constrain it to the Forum url.

Re: Search engine is not selective

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:10 pm
by Hagar Delest
Or use the custom search engine at the forums landing pages, it's very efficient and it does look for 3 characters or less strings: http://forum.openoffice.org

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