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Posted by MarkTChristy (MarkTChristy), 23 February 2005

I am trying to search for items in this forum, but the search engine seems to be quite obstinate. For instance, I looked at several posts and found that the word "cygwin" appears in many. So I search for 'cygwin' with many different options and it finds zero docs.

Why doesn't the search engine allow finds on message/text/body words. This would be most useful and reduce the number of posts... woudln't it  

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 23 February 2005
I searched for "cygwin" and got 24 results ....

The default search looks back just 7 days and that's a good default for a forum that's discussing (say) last Saturday's soccer match or Charles and Camilla, but perhaps not brilliant for Opentalk.  I changed my search to look back 999 days, and I'll see if there's a forum default I can change too now that it's been brought to my notice.

Oh - you might also want to try our main site search at http://www.wellho.net/net/aboutsearch.html which looks through the Opentalk archives and a lot of other pages (for example the "solution centre") too.

Posted by MarkTChristy (MarkTChristy), 23 February 2005
I see --- it also seems to be case sensative? Maybe   I'll try those settings and see what I can find!

Here is a good example of shout first and look second...  

Thanks for your polite help!



Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 23 February 2005
Not case sensitive, but it is spelling sensitive and I know that "Cygwyn" has been mis-spelled here a number of times.  That will often be corrected in time - my fellow-administrator corrects spellings in my answer whenever she spots them, but we leave user posts / spellings well alone as a matter of policy unless a mis-spelling changes the meaning of the post.



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