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search results not what I expect - possible defect

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, 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

jeffmad's avatar
asked 2012-01-31 12:07:23 -0500
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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.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2012-02-02 09:16:25 -0500
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thanks for your answer. I'll look into migrating but at first blush it does not sound easy.

jeffmad's avatar jeffmad (2012-02-02 12:07:27 -0500) edit

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

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-02-02 12:55:29 -0500) edit
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