Thread starter Wilson Logan is helping me stand up a professional/technical forum. He started this thread on my behalf. I need to settle on which software we're going to use, and exact phrase
search is a non-negotiable requirement.
I originally planned to use VBulletin, which I recall has an "exact phrase search"
checkbox on the advanced search page. I recently learned that feature wasn't implemented in version 5, and for reasons I can't begin to fathom, it was ripped out of version 4, which is still in wide use.
Wilson recommended phpBB, until this...
wilsonlogan wrote:..results... contain "Dunkin Donuts" but also results like
"My friend Dunkin likes Donuts"
which to me is not an exact phrase search. Unless I'm missing something...
Wilson, actually, what I think you're seeing is exact phrase
search with a twist. Based on my testing (ver.3.0.14), when quotes are used, the search results ONLY include posts that include the exact phrase
. However, all instances of the words contained within the quotes are highlighted. In your example, a comment with "My friend Dunkin likes Donuts
" must have also contained the exact phrase
"Dunkin Dounuts." I can see how that would be confusing.
I would consider that an annoyance bug but it doesn't break exact phrase