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Search problem

  1. Aug 22, 2013 #1

    phinds

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    I just tried a search on "big rip", which I KNOW there have been posts on but the search engine gives me zero results, complaining that both words are too short/common. But I put it in quotes so it is a PHRASE that should not be too short. Can this be fixed?
     
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  3. Aug 23, 2013 #2
    Search has always stunk. Use the "Search PF via Google".
     
  4. Aug 23, 2013 #3

    phinds

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    OK, thanks.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2013 #4

    mfb

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    The words don't get added to the search index, there is no way they could be found as a phrase without a (really time-consuming) full-text search.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2013 #5

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    What you say makes sense, but "Search PF via Google" must then do a full text search and it gave results almost immediately
     
  7. Aug 23, 2013 #6

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    Google has a lot more server "horsepower" than we do. :wink: And their search algorithms are surely more sophisticated than vBulletin's.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2013 #7

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    Google has a better search index (and more computing power, of course) than vBulletin (and the forum server) - and they do use an index.
     
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