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Effectiveness of Search

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I'm looking to get feedback on the forum search. It's been upgraded to use elasticsearch, which should have improved the quality of the results. I've noticed it to be improved, but want to get feedback from you, the community. Can you guys please let me know if it is working okay for you? If you have issues, please post the query you're searching, and what you're looking for so I can replicate and work on a fix. Thanks.
 
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It seems too picky. For example, if I search "alg" it will also include things such as "algs", which isn't the end of the world, but if you had 2 options, such as "most specific" and "exact words only", it would give a neat solution (if it's easy, I don't know a lot about coding). Apart from that, it's pretty good, and I love the new design of the site.
 

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It seems too picky. For example, if I search "alg" it will also include things such as "algs", which isn't the end of the world, but if you had 2 options, such as "most specific" and "exact words only", it would give a neat solution (if it's easy, I don't know a lot about coding). Apart from that, it's pretty good, and I love the new design of the site.
It uses word-stemming, as sometimes people search "f2l alg" but want to find "f2l algs". Can you give a specific query where word stemming was too picky and you ended up with results that didn't help you find what you're looking for?
 

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