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geoff2k

Flag stop words used by users in searches

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If a search contains stop words that will be ignored, flag this fact to the user instead of returning incorrect results.

For example, if a user searches for "intitle:to" in either the Mac or Web interface, the criteria will be dropped, and all the users notes will be shown.   Which is incredibly confusing, as many of the user's notes do NOT have the word "to" in their title.

What should (IMO) happen, is the interface should say something akin to "to is a stop word and may not be used in an intitle search".

The thread where I asked my original question is here: 

 

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On 2016-12-02 at 3:04 PM, geoff2k said:

If a search contains stop words that will be ignored, flag this fact to the user instead of returning incorrect results.

My request would have been for Evernote to stop monkeying around with search terms

If I search for "to $29.34 **?" This is exactly what should be searched 

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38 minutes ago, DTLow said:

My request would have been for Evernote to stop monkeying around with search terms

If I search for "to $29.34 **?" This is exactly what should be searched 

The tradeoff is local index size for searching for all the terms that people are unlikely to search for vs. accuracy of searching.  Personally, I don't have a problem with the user of stop words to reduce index size, but I do have a problem with the query engine dropping criteria without telling me about it.

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