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    Why doesn't searching work?

    Well, why doesn't it? For example, I wanted to find the topic:

    Your favorite "Walt Disney" attraction

    ..which is in the Disneyland Resort forum and is from 5/11. So I search titles only for "walt" - doesn't come up in the results.

    Why not? If I go and search titles only for "favorite" - it comes up. What's the story?

    This is probably why I can't find other threads that I have been looking for.

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    I know. The search function has pretty much never worked for me either. Oh well, I hardly ever need it anyway.
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    I use it all the time and think it works well. Just a key word or two usually brings up choices. Having started some threads, I've always done some thorough searches before posting.

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    ^From experience, that seems to be the case. So please -- nobody start a thread where all the words in the title are less than 5 letters long! "See spot run" would never be seen again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass Shakers
    "See spot run" would never be seen again!


    I believe it's a vBulletin thing, and not a MiceChat thing, so it's just a minor annoyance to deal with.

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    Use astericks to fill out the words. For example, search for "Walt** Disney" and search in thread titles only. Advanced search if a much better way to go if you really want to find something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyphile


    I believe it's a vBulletin thing, and not a MiceChat thing, so it's just a minor annoyance to deal with.
    Actually it is a vB thing. How vB works, is that it catalogs every word, in every post if it's above X number of letters (we have it set above 4, to keep the server load down). So when you search, your actually searching not through the posts, but of a database of words. Occasionally, this database is flushed, and renewed, for better searching.
    -Monorail Man

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    Thanks for the info.

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