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(Archived) Forum Search Engine is Flawed

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Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but the Search Engine in this EN User Forum seems flawed.

I just tried an Advanced Search for "mac 2.2.3" (including the quote marks) and the Search engine changed it to "mac 2 2 3" (without the quote marks) and returned ALL posts with ANY of the four (4) words.

This, of course, pretty much makes the search useless.

Every search engine I have used honors string in quote marks to search for that exact string.

The search here is not at all intuitive.

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Thanks for the link Owyn.

It appears that it is up to Evernote as the user of the php software to make changes so that exact string search is supported:

Re: Search facilty

by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:30 pm

Exact phrase searching is available with some of the search plugins available for phpBB, but not with the default fulltext native search. The Sphinx search plugin used here at phpBB.com supports exact phrases, and I don't have the facility to try right now, but I believe the fulltext mysql plugin (which is bundled) also can handle exact phrase searches.

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