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search results not what I expect - possible defect

asked 2012-01-31 12:07:23 -0600

jeffmad gravatar image

we noticed this problem in our company's askbot installation.

Here is how to reproduce it: if one searches for "can i edit the footer" on askbot.org, the question with the same title does not appear in the search results. in other words, if you search using the title of a question, that question does not appear in the results. Maybe something to do with the common words "can I edit the", but I would think that since the question is tagged with "footer" that it would show up.

Hopefully by writing these keywords in my question I have not broken the repro steps above.

Thanks for your insight into this

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answered 2012-02-02 09:16:25 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

On this site we are using MySQL and we rely on MySQL text search, which is not great. In postgres search is better.

We don't have yet a database independent search solution.

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thanks for your answer. I'll look into migrating but at first blush it does not sound easy.

jeffmad gravatar imagejeffmad ( 2012-02-02 12:07:27 -0600 )edit

It is not easy, we'll need to write some code to improve it.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-02-02 12:55:29 -0600 )edit

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