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  • darwindarwin
    Posts: 1,195
    support-

    in the search function there is the option to search:
    - topic title and message text
    - message text only

    you should also offer:
    - topic title only

    this latter search is much more important than message text only (which really doesn't make sense... why would you want to exclude the title?). the reason you want to search the topic title is that:
    - it is much more specific than the text
    - you might remember a word in the title
    - it is more indicative of the content of the message

    in information science terms, you want to offer the user:
    - a maximally sensitive search (title and message)
    - a maximally specific search (title only)

    message only is neither of those.

    darwin