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Search is case sensitive
« on: December 07, 2013, 03:36:50 PM »
This is very annoying. If the word I'm looking for is the first word in a sentence for example, I don't get a result for it.

Can this be altered, please?

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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 03:38:41 PM »
Actually, search is behaving strangely. Experiment by searching the word zetetic. In quick search you get no results.

In normal search you get 5. Something is a bit weird.

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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 04:14:41 PM »
I've just spent 15 minutes or so reading through the 1500-line PHP function that implements SMF's search algorithm, and I both want to kill myself and am no closer to knowing how to fix this. I'll come back to it, but it could take a while to decipher what the SMF developers were thinking when they decided it would be a good idea to code while on acid.
when you try to mock anyone while also running the flat earth society. Lol

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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 04:22:03 PM »
Do you observe the same strange behaviour (ie getting different returns for the same search at different times?)

and I both want to kill myself and am no closer to knowing how to fix this
My order of preference is that you fix the issue first.



PS - thanks for trying.

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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 04:24:11 PM »
Do you observe the same strange behaviour (ie getting different returns for the same search at different times?)

Yes, but I can at least explain that one. Quick search seems to apply to the current forum/thread, so if you quick search from S&C, you get different results from searching in FEIR.

Quick searching from the homepage seems to return everything.
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 04:24:54 PM »
Do you observe the same strange behaviour (ie getting different returns for the same search at different times?)

Yes, but I can at least explain that one. Quick search seems to apply to the current forum/thread, so if you quick search from S&C, you get different results from searching in FEIR.

Quick searching from the homepage seems to return everything.
Ahh, this I did not know.

I will likely never use quick search again now I know this.

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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2013, 04:25:48 PM »
Ahh, this I did not know.

Neither did I. I found it out by thinking about what I was doing.
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 04:27:39 PM »
Ahh, this I did not know.

Neither did I. I found it out by thinking about what I was doing.
Before this descends into derision, I'm going to leave you to it.

thank you for adressing the issue. I'll check back when you let us know its done.

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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2013, 04:42:33 PM »
Okay, here's an idea for solving the quicksearch "problem". I'm thinking about adding a little tickbox next to the quicksearch bar that lets you switch between a local (within current board/thread) search and a global one. That way we can get the best of both worlds. I'm looking into it as we speak.
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 04:43:14 PM »
Okay, here's an idea for solving the quicksearch "problem". I'm thinking about adding a little tickbox next to the quicksearch bar that lets you switch between a local (within current board/thread) search and a global one. That way we can get the best of both worlds. I'm looking into it as we speak.
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2013, 05:19:56 PM »
This is more difficult than I thought. I'm going to have to postpone it until next week, but I'll definitely get something done.
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2013, 02:45:44 AM »
I added the checkboxes (it was MUCH easier than I thought - big thanks to emily for pointing out the obvious to me). They look very clunky right now, but at least they allow both global and local search functionalities now.
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2013, 03:17:18 AM »
Made it a bit less clunky. Still not perfect, but it's pretty good now.
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2013, 03:23:11 AM »


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i also took an online quiz that said i was a giraffe.  and i guess you're dumb enough to believe that i must be because the internet said so.

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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2013, 03:23:43 AM »
God damn it. sec.
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2013, 03:27:04 AM »
I eagerly await the FES header up there slowly expanding over time as you guys add more and more things that require lengthening it each time.

Also, it works now. :D
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2013, 03:27:27 AM »
I'm running out of pixels up top :(
How about now?
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Re: Search is case sensitive
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2013, 05:36:18 AM »
Already told you in IRC, but just to tell you, it's fine now! Thank you. :]
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