Site A potential problem with the search bar

Discussion in 'Support & Suggestions' started by drabmuh, Sep 7, 2012.

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  1. drabmuh

    drabmuh Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2004 Maryland

    I attempted to do a search for the Tired Hands beer "Hop-A-Tact" but when I searched this term nothing came up and the search bar had deleted the "-" and made it one word...this appears to be a bug.
  2. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    If you type it w/o the dashes pulled right up. (I can see the dashes being a bug though, is my point as well)

  3. korguy123

    korguy123 Initiate (0) May 17, 2008 Ontario (Canada)

    Slight thread jack (it is related though)
    When I'm in the forum why doesn't a search for a beer yield results (other than threads on said beer) but the same search from the home page finds it no problem.

    I know that from the home page you can select beer, place etc. Why isn't that option available on the forum search bar as well?
  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,091) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    I reckon it's because the 2 sites aren't totally integrated yet.
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    This is unrelated and was somewhat discussed in the Announcement posts. It's not a bug. The forum is completely different from the rest of the site and we've yet to fully integrate both; search being part of that. This probably won't be fully addressed until one of the phases of site redesign when we replace the search completely.

    The search defaults to a strict search (all terms are matched) and as "-" is a modifier when using loose search it's removed. Problem was it was joining any hyphenated words when it removed the hyphen.

    This has been fixed. A search for Hop-A-Tact using the default search will now work.
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