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SpiritOfRock
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Search function problem

Postby SpiritOfRock » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:06 am UTC

I tried searching the forum for topics/posts containing "MK Ultra", and the search function refused to recognize the term "MK", even after putting a + in front of it.
Is there a way around this or am I going to have to just wade through all of the topics containing the word "Ultra"?

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Re: Search function problem

Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:48 am UTC

For public forums, you can append "site:forums.xkcd.com" like so.
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Re: Search function problem

Postby SpiritOfRock » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:55 am UTC

I see. I hadn't even thought to use Google instead of the XKCD search function, serves me right for thinking in the box.
Thanks!

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Re: Search function problem

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:31 am UTC

If you're talking about Project MKULTRA... it's one word. And searchable on the forums.
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Re: Search function problem

Postby Adacore » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:13 am UTC

SpiritOfRock may well be referring to the Muse song MK Ultra, which is spelt with the space. Perhaps topical, with Muse having just released the official London Olympics song.

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Re: Search function problem

Postby SpiritOfRock » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:02 am UTC

Adacore wrote:SpiritOfRock may well be referring to the Muse song MK Ultra, which is spelt with the space. Perhaps topical, with Muse having just released the official London Olympics song.


I wasn't, although I do like that song, and it's probably the reason I misspelled MKUltra.

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Re: Search function problem

Postby davean » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:59 pm UTC

The (bad) forum search function has a minimum word size. I've already lowered it from the default IIRC but given it's implementation including 2 letter words is unreasonable. Mind you the DB it's self has a fairly decent text search engine built in ...


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