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Search ignores some 'required' keywords

Postby dbbolton » 2011-07-01 20:03

I was under the impression that the modifier + made the search only show results with that keyword. I also assumed that using + on multiple terms would translate into 'and' logic-- e.g. "+foo +bar" would only show results containing both "foo" AND "bar". I selected "Search for all terms or use query as entered" as well. However, it didn't work as I expected:

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Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that I was searching titles only.
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Re: Search ignores some 'required' keywords

Postby dasein » 2011-07-01 21:14

You're right. That's not how it should work.

In my experience forum search engines are less than optimal for finding content. Happily, a superior retrieval (and relevance-ranking) algorithm is close at hand. Here's an example:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%2Bk3b+% ... debian.net
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Re: Search ignores some 'required' keywords

Postby ivanovnegro » 2011-07-01 22:09

Yes, Google is definiteley better for searching even content in this forum.
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Re: Search ignores some 'required' keywords

Postby dbbolton » 2011-07-02 03:24

I occasionally use site:debian.net on Google for hairier searches but I still feel like a simple two-word 'and' title query should be handled by the forum properly.
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