#12 expanded search powers (& wiretaps!)

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2004-08-14
2002-06-12
Koyaanis Qatsi
No

The search function has generally improved, but it
could improve even more, I think:

searching for "circle of confusion" yields no results.
if there are no results because of "of", maybe the
search should ignore the word and match results on
remaining terms. then it would have found what "circle
confusion" found, i.e. [[depth of field]]. (people are
used to google, which drops common words automatically)

some useful words have only two letters. e.g. "pi".

no raw numerical search turns up results. e.g.
"3.1428" or "8 1/2". I doubt that will be crucial, but
it would be nice to have the option.

Discussion

    • assigned_to: nobody --> lcrocker
     
    • priority: 5 --> 3
     
  • Logged In: NO

    Oh man, don't scare me. First thing I thought when I saw
    this bug title was that the Feds were after people's search
    terms and browsing history. Maybe some privacy features
    should be added to make sure that data isn't kept around.

     
  • Ashar Voultoiz
    Ashar Voultoiz
    2003-12-10

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    Seems the feature is implemented now.

    Only thing missing: searching for 3.14 or "3.14" or "3.1415"
    doen't found pi.

     
  • Ashar Voultoiz
    Ashar Voultoiz
    2004-08-14

    • status: open --> closed