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"Common" words making search usless.

Postby Charles Kline » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:29 pm

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Steering should not be on the Common word list. and the 'words have to be 3 letters' thing is silly. Is there a way to turn that off?

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Re: "Common" words making search usless.

Postby 243 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:42 am

It's much easier to use Google,

search terms followed by site:http://www.fsjnetwork.com/
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Re: "Common" words making search usless.

Postby Stuka » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:03 pm

The 3 letter limit is there for a reason. Indexing every single word in the entire database is expensive (not in money but in CPU resources). I did just go through and re-index the whole site, and changed the common word parameters. So the search will work better.
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Re: "Common" words making search usless.

Postby rirealtor » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:02 am

thanks for this post- I'm relatively new and been trying to do searches on common repairs, problems and don't want to repeat the age old questions that every new user has.
for instance:
ammeter bypass
fuel pump
big splice
tailgate motor
Should I be adding a "+" or something to keep them together? In doing some of the above searches, I would return results with any variation of "pump" for example. If there is a sticky on this, my apologies.
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Re: "Common" words making search usless.

Postby Stuka » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:43 am

I just did a search for several of those, and got results using the build in site search. Using a + between them (with no space) should force it to find posts with both words, but not necessarily right next to each other.

If you are using google, using quotes around them (no plus) should result in finding them together.
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
1975 Cherokee *Sold* :(
2008 JK 3.8, 6sp, NP241, 2.5" lift, 33's, 4.56's
1989 XJ Limited *Sold*
2005 KJ Limited *Sold*


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