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#1 meeshu



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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:21 PM

I tried using this sites search engine, but it always reports no results found!? And doing a search for "help" as a test still produced no results, and yet there are plenty of topics with the word "help"!!??

What's going on here? Is the search engine not working right or what?


#2 Budfred


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:45 PM

Did you set it to search all forums... Note all the additional settings, they do make a difference... Also, if you weren't a member when you searched, you may not have been able to... I did a search for the term "search engine" from your post and got 63 pages of results...

It is also possible that you are not searching with enough letters... The first term in your search needs to be more than 3 or 4 letters (I forget which)...

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:03 AM

Thanks for your help!

Yes. It seems the search requires a minimum of 5 characters before returning results. So the search engine does work!

However! Is it possible to reduce the number of minimum required characters for the serach engine from 5 down to 4? The reason is, I am having difficulty with help files, and it would be nice to search for similar topics based on the word "help".


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:29 AM

Actually, the minimum is only four characters. While I don't know why help would be a problem, flag works just fine.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:10 AM


Try the search term "help topics" - I got 42 pages of same
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#6 meeshu



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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:17 AM


I searched for the words 'flag', and then 'test'. The search engine responded with numerous hits. However, on searching the word 'help', the search engine continues to respond that it could not find any results!?

So, it appears that the search engine may have the word 'help' (permanently?) excluded or filtered out!?

Seems I'll have to work around this somehow, as I'm having problems with some programs help files!


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