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RE: Fixing the forums - resk - 22-02-2018

I go away for a while and you break the forums! Kidding! I love those changes it was a good idea 1848.


RE: Fixing the forums - 1848 - 23-02-2018

Regarding the search:

* The 4 character minimum search term length is annoying,
many commands / acronyms are shorter than 4 characters.
* The search does not yield partial matches. 77a2b618ff8c54e32d86dfba2eb966c4
Try searching for only part of the above MD5 hash.
* The full text search highlights matches with a "highlight" CSS class,
which has no styling in the Blank theme. You probably want to add
background-color: yellow;.


RE: Fixing the forums - venam - 23-02-2018

(23-02-2018, 04:13 AM)1848 Wrote: * The full text search highlights matches with a "highlight" CSS class,
which has no styling in the Blank theme. You probably want to add
background-color: yellow;.
Good idea, this was implemented.

(23-02-2018, 04:13 AM)1848 Wrote: * The search does not yield partial matches. 77a2b618ff8c54e32d86dfba2eb966c4
Try searching for only part of the above MD5 hash.
Unfortunately the forums doesn't allow full text search.
(23-02-2018, 04:13 AM)1848 Wrote: * The 4 character minimum search term length is annoying,
many commands / acronyms are shorter than 4 characters.
This is also sort of hard to tackle, this can't be set to 0, it has to have some value and matching 3 character strings would return too many unwanted results.


RE: Fixing the forums - 1848 - 23-02-2018

As the search doesn't yield partial hits, searching for a 2 character term shouldn't
return too many unwanted results. That is unless you search for a common word
but then it's your own fault. Searching for 'ls' or 'gnu' should return exactly
what you're looking for.


RE: Fixing the forums - venam - 23-02-2018

(23-02-2018, 04:49 AM)1848 Wrote: As the search doesn't yield partial hits, searching for a 2 character term shouldn't
return too many unwanted results. That is unless you search for a common word
but then it's your own fault. Searching for 'ls' or 'gnu' should return exactly
what you're looking for.
Actually after looking at the setting in more depth the forums are indeed using full-text search. To change what is considered a word I'd have to rebuild the fulltext indexes. I'd leave this change for the next forums upgrade.


RE: Fixing the forums - venam - 18-05-2020

There seem to have been an issue with the default "Blank" board style where it was not displaying images in the thread. This has been updated and now users can see in their userCP options related to media display.