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    I just tried to search a forum for "Set P = Printers" and the Lounge Software objects, presumably with my use of "=" and "P".
    Of course, I then search for this topic using "One or all of your search keywords" and get the same error message.
    Nice one! hah hah!!

    Please, How nowadays does one go about searching for an explicit string?
    I'm fairly certain it was/used to be sufficient to enclose it in double-quotes.

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    The old Lounge allowed you to search for anything but it was very slow.
    The new Lounge has full text indexing which results in much faster searching, but at the price of allowing only search words of at least four characters.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='772216' date='24-Apr-2009 17:38']... but at the price of allowing only search words of at least four characters.[/quote]
    I guess it might be of some use if you can restrict the search to only the forum(s) where you think the phrase is contained. The reason I say that is that I am able to "trick" the system by searching for +printers +set and get lots and lots of hits with those two keywords somewhere in the thread but not necessarily TOGETHER.

    However, when I extended my test to be: +printers +set +P I get an error message.

    I despise this four character limit and wish there was something we could do about it.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='772216' date='24-Apr-2009 18:38']... much faster searching, but at the price of allowing only search words of at least four characters.[/quote]
    Thanks, Hans.
    I had always thought of "at the price" as being a word of 12 characters, but I do understand the (presumably) word-delimited-by-space indexing mechanism in place, so that most user-defined words ("character strings") would be unlikely to be found.
    (later)
    I see from Post 772382 that a user-defined word will be found, providing that each of its component lexical words is longer than three characters.
    Right?

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    [quote name='chrisgreaves' post='772498' date='27-Apr-2009 14:56']Right?[/quote]
    Provided that the words don't occur in the list of words that will not be searched ("common" words are ignored - Google does this too).

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    [quote name='HansV' post='772528' date='27-Apr-2009 13:12']Provided that the words don't occur in the list of words that will not be searched[/quote]
    Or you place a space after a plus sign and before a string:
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