[mythtv] Improve searching the forum
mythtv at mythqml.net
Wed Dec 14 15:34:40 UTC 2022
This is mainly for the attention of the forum managers Stuart A and
David H?, but I would welcome any feed back from anyone familiar with phpBB.
I noticed when trying to search for words like mysql or config.xml on
the forum wasn't working as expected because they are common words used
in the MythTV forum. A Google search proved this is a common complaint
with the search on phpBB forums.
There is a setting to tweak the behavior of the common word search
feature (Administration Control Panel under the General tab -> Server
Configuration -> Search Settings -> Common word threshold). The default
appears to be 5 and it's a percentage value so I suggest we try to
increase that value to try to make the search more usable? Many forum
admins gave up trying to tweak it and just set it to 0 which should
disable the feature altogether which would be the other option but it's
unclear if there are any downsides to doing this would it make the
search or the forums slower? There is mention of a search index that
needs to be recreated after the setting is changed under Maintenance ->
I would have a play with the setting myself but doesn't look like forum
Admins have access to the setting only forum managers?
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