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    search - Nice to have

    I like the change to default to "AND" from "Exact phrase" in the search.

    What would be nicer is to have an extra option, besides "and" and exact phrase, called "exact phrase and" or such like, whereby I could key in a phrase like "application manager" and have the search return all hits, with those containing the exact phrase (best hits) first, and those containing all the words (AND) next.

    I firmly believe that the value of a place like the lounge is proportional to the search mechanisms. Good mechanisms cut down the number of costly re-questioning, and permit a better avenue to the minds of people who know stuff. It's not just the facts stored as data that make the lounge good, it's finding out who knows something on the topic that really counts.

    This is nice-to-have only. Something for the developers to think about.

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    Re: search - Nice to have

    Chris:

    I am working on changes to the Search mechanism, but, this one won't make it. The change would be very complicated and it would require a lot of SQL resources for the query.
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    Re: search - Nice to have

    Perhaps Chris would like to start a poll on the first half of his request: the default choice switching from And to Exact Phrase?
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    Re: search - Nice to have

    Ian, in <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=lounge&Number=89577>thi s</A> post I suggested some other Search changes.

    Any chance on either of those ideas?
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    Re: search - Nice to have

    Not on the first cut John. But I have added them to the wish list for the next round of development.
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