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Post Search Common Words
Is there a way for the default search settings to allow terms that it deems "too common"? That is, searching for something like "Strahd" or "Barovia" returns a result that reads "The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words:" and then the words I've entered that are too common. If there's a way to disable that feature server-side, that could be really helpful and mitigate the number of duplicated threads (not that there are too many of those in the first place).


Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:29 am
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Post Re: Search Common Words
You know, I've been bothered by this too, and never considered that there might be a way to disable it. Thanks for the idea...

and it's done!

However, I had to rebuild the search index after disabling it. It's re-indexing now. Might be an hour or so before search is working again, but when it is, you should be able to search for common words...

Fun fact: the threshold for "common" was set to 1%, so over 1% of our posts were referencing Strahd and Barovia. :)

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Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:17 am
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Post Re: Search Common Words
Thanks, Gonzoron!


Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:42 am
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Ron is a computer fey, and we are the one who got him to our service.

Ok, it did cost us our soul, but we still think it was worth it.

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OMG Thank the infernal death gods of the Eternal Order this has been done! I absoutely hated getting that message and it hindered so many searches of this forum. Gods if I had only thought to seek the aid of our Shadow Masters of the Fraternity! Now no longer do the glyphs and runes spin about me so, and the forbidden knowledge I see is clear! I must make haste least I loose the ability to discern these Arcane Secrets!!! :azalin: :Strahd:

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