Decrease minimum character count for search words

Discussion in 'Help, support & suggestions' started by TheSilverBeluga, Apr 27, 2016.

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  1. Currently, whenever you search the forum, any word three characters or less is ignored. I can see why this was implemented, but it does get in the way quite often. Yesterday, I was trying to find a tutorial for solving the 4x4 using the Yau method, but since "Yau" is only three letters, it was ignored. Perhaps we could decrease the minimum character count for searches to two letters?
     
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  2. gyroninja

    gyroninja Member

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    Also zz is ignored so it makes out harder to find some specific things.
     
  3. DGCubes

    DGCubes Member

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    Over there
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    I think a better fix would be to just eliminate certain words from interfering, like "the," "and," "a," "an," etc. For example, if someone searches for "tutorial on how to solve a 4x4 with the Yau method," the search algorithm will look for any threads with some combination of at least a few of the words, "tutorial," "solve," "4x4," "Yau," and "method."
     
  4. SenorJuan

    SenorJuan Member

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    I haven't tried this, but - could wildcard use solve this, eg. search for Yau*
    It gets round some search problems on other forums.
     
  5. pjk

    pjk Administrator Staff Member

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    Working on this now and will update back here once I've resolved it.
     
  6. Miro

    Miro Member

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    You can try search on google like this: yau site:.speedsolving.com
     
  7. pjk

    pjk Administrator Staff Member

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    I've updated the search with the Google CSE like the old forum had. Please use it and let me know if you have any issues. You use it the same way as before via the Search box on the navigation bar.
     
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