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Postby shirepirate » 17 Sep 2014 01:16

turn off "common words" being excluded from a search, if it's possible. can't find any old threads because every important word is... too common :roll: search is kinda useless this way
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Re: forum search

Postby qreeves » 17 Sep 2014 02:12

Use advanced search or Google sitesearch. Enclose exact phrases in quotes (eg. "I want all of this text"). Use +term and -term to force search a search term on or off. Thus endeth the useless lesson.
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Re: forum search

Postby shirepirate » 17 Sep 2014 03:10

yea, i'd already tried that. even using quotes or + it still ignores "common" search terms. yea, i can use google sure, but who knows if it indexes every page and if the forum has a search shouldn't it work?
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Re: forum search

Postby qreeves » 17 Sep 2014 03:27

Google's index of everything on redeclipse.net is pretty much updated on a daily basis as I use their webmaster tools to monitor site activity.

The default search settings are in place to reduce the risk of server overload. As we are a fairly small forum I have removed some of the restrictions, but allowing small/common words has increased the size of the search index almost exponentially. If it turns out that this has an adverse effect on the server I will have to revert it and insist people use sitesearch.
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