Common word filter is too strict

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JanDoggen
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Common word filter is too strict

Post by JanDoggen » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:26 am

"The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: mouse."
I now have to think about all possible things that might give me hits: mouse blink, mouse blinking, mouse move, mouse flicker, mouse flickering, mouse animation, ....

I have had this earlier where the most useful term to search on was rejected.

This also makes it impossible to search on a wider term, and then narrow the search based on intermediate results, when you don't know the term/name you are looking. In my example specifically: what was that circle mouse animation called again?

Can you adjust the filter to just ignore stop words?

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Re: Common word filter is too strict

Post by salvadordf » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:15 am

Thanks for reporting this issue!

I'll see if I can fix that in phpBB as soon as I can.

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Re: Common word filter is too strict

Post by salvadordf » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:32 am

I modified the board configuration and now you can search for "mouse".

Thanks! :)

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