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mgillespie
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 11:03 am    Post subject: Search is REALLY bad. Reply with quote

Perhaps the worst forum seach I have ever had the mispleasure to use.

a search for Date::Format (the perl class) Removes the :: making all the results totally irellevant.

a seach for libncurses.so.5 removes the dots (even if it's in quotes), and returns garbage.

Can the search when uses with quote search for the quoted text instead of trying to be clever and making a total bollocks ups of it..
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Fat Bastard
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: Search is REALLY bad. Reply with quote

mgillespie wrote:
Perhaps the worst forum seach I have ever had the mispleasure to use.

a search for Date::Format (the perl class) Removes the :: making all the results totally irellevant.

a seach for libncurses.so.5 removes the dots (even if it's in quotes), and returns garbage.

Can the search when uses with quote search for the quoted text instead of trying to be clever and making a total bollocks ups of it..

Yep, and the saddest thing of all is that people have been bitching about Gentoo's crappy forum search for years. But hey, at least you can now get bullshit search results even in Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional!)
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Flammie
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, stop complaining and throw your improved search algorithms towards phpBB team. That's what open source is for anyways, so that people can fix things themselves instead of just complaining.
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mgillespie
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a phpBB thing, it's a Gentoo forum thing. almost all other phpBB based boards are not this bad. They have set the following flag in the congig file

annoyuserswithcrapsearch = 1;
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Earthwings
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to dups. <sarcasm>Please search before posting.</sarcasm>
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