Why does forum search use stop words?

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tuggyne
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Why does forum search use stop words?

Post by tuggyne » October 23rd, 2013, 5:02 am

So, trying to search for WML terms like "time_area" gets me results for "area", without the underscore, and ignoring time. That's ... not useful. Similarly, searching for "village gold" ignores "gold".

Can we get that turned off, or the list of stop words edited to be more relevant, or something?

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Re: Why does forum search use stop words?

Post by Iris » October 23rd, 2013, 6:12 am

Not really.

As an alternative, you can use your favorite web search engine’s site search functionality (e.g. “site:forums.wesnoth.org <keywords here>” for Google).
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