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Old 08-23-2007, 12:06 AM   #1
Alicia Michel
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Search engine problems

I tried searching for "ill" and the board said I used too few search terms and that the minimum word length is four. So I tried searching for "what you eat ill" and the board said that "you" is under the minimum word length as well.
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: Search engine problems

While the search engine has a minimum word length of four as well as certain stopwords ('some', 'just, 'doing', etc.), it does offer phrase and boolean searching and that will find phrases that contain words less than the minimum word length as well as stop words if your phrase contains 'findable words'.

For example, if you enter 'things to eat' without quotes, both to and eat are less than the minimum word length, but is you enter "things to eat" in double quotes, you will get results.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:42 AM   #3
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Re: Search engine problems

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For example, if you enter 'things to eat' without quotes, both to and eat are less than the minimum word length, but is you enter "things to eat" in double quotes, you will get results.
The problem with that though is you would only get results of "things to eat" and not "things to not eat."

I just did a search for 'blocks of fat', which returns no results, and "blocks of fat" also returns zero results, when searching titles (I usually just search titles to get specific results). Whereas 'blocks of fat' would return 'fat blocks,' 'how many blocks of fat,' how much in a fat block,' etc, etc, I have to type in every conceivable combination manually.

Other keywords I cannot search:

fit
fat
bar
eat
run
row
jog
age
lap
300 (jk)
GPP
ATG
ATP
WOD
CFT
C&J
GHD
GHR
GTG
H2H
OHS
Rep
Set
SPP
TGU
DIY


and a million others.

Couldn't you just make the limit 2 characters? Pretty please?

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Old 08-30-2007, 12:43 AM   #4
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Re: Search engine problems

The search engine has been reconfigured to allow for three letter words like ATG, GTG, OHS. We will keeping an eye on how this affects system performance.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:02 AM   #5
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Re: Search engine problems

I've been having a similar problem searching for "5/2", i.e., 5 on 2 off training frequency. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:24 AM   #6
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Re: Search engine problems

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The search engine has been reconfigured to allow for three letter words like ATG, GTG, OHS. We will keeping an eye on how this affects system performance.
Sweet! I'd recently notices this; thanks!
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:28 AM   #7
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Re: Search engine problems

You're out of luck on that. Neither of the search engine options for vBulletin index numbers. You'll have the use google and add the term 'site:board.crossfit.com'
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