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Old Sep 20, 2009, 06:34 AM
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Default Search function strips out words that are important

Today, while attempting to write a review for Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption, I performed a search for the Final Fantasy IV Original Soundtrack. However, I couldn't even find the soundtrack because when I typed the search terms into the search box and pressed [ENTER], a message stated that the term "iv" was ignored.

As a result, I received results with a number of other soundtracks, from games like FF7 and FF8, but was unable to locate the game number I was looking for.
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Old Sep 20, 2009, 06:49 AM
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Put double quotes around the title, i.e. "final fantasy iv". That makes it a phrase search and you'll get your desired result.

We strip out words below three characters because search does partial matching, and those would return too many results. I suppose I'll put up a search tip whenever a search term is discarded.

(Does your browser have an in-page search function?)
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Old Sep 20, 2009, 10:48 AM
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Great, that works. Thanks.
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What do you think of having the screen display an option to repeat the search with quotes added? You know, to skip having to add the quotes yourself afterward.
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