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Search does not respect multiple words RRS feed

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  • How can I search for all words to be in the message? Say, I am trying to find my own "Bugs and Issues" thread here (relatively recent) I tried several searches the last one being "last date missing My Forums bugs and issues proposing threads". None brought the thread I was searching for. I wanted to also find thread reporting a bug about missing last date from My Forums view. None of my searches helped me either.

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    Friday, June 21, 2013 8:06 PM

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  • It would be nice if the full Bing Query Language (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff795667.aspx) was supported.  This works properly in the "Search MSDN with Bing" at the top right of the page, but not within the search forums box.

    If that worked properly, then:

    "Bugs and Issues"

    Would properly return Naomi's thread.


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    Friday, June 21, 2013 8:11 PM
  • full Bing Query Language

    If that worked properly, then:

    Ditto for

    intitle:bugs intitle:issues site:social.microsoft.com/forums

    Queries like this used to work in forums.

    Ironically the new search results order feature actually makes the Relevance search best for this particular search.  I was expecting to see Most recent post order might help but even when I add Naomi to the set of search terms it is still too non-specific.   It would probably be better to know something unique about that thread if you wanted that particular one.

    No! WTH? Are they doing an OR? Adding Naomi and WIKI to the query actually loses the target thread! MSDN Offline Library once did that and we had to add explicit AND operators between each term.  I tried that here too, to no useful effect. This search feature is broken or at least its deficiencies must be clearly documented.

     
    FYI



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:46 AM
  • I have found that the more words in a search the worse the results. We need an AND operator at least.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Saturday, June 22, 2013 1:32 AM
  • I submitted this as a Forums Issue.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Monday, June 24, 2013 11:31 PM
  • Bug 1258768 is logged for forum engineer team's investigation.

    Yubo Zhang
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    • Proposed as answer by Richard MuellerMVP Friday, June 28, 2013 6:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Naomi N Friday, June 28, 2013 6:16 PM
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:21 AM
  • Moreover, how do we search WITHIN a given forum??
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 10:15 AM