But "I need help" are still all stop words, so none of those words would factor in to the Similar Topics results Like, "I need help with my Camaro" and "I need help building my Dell", for example, have only Camaro, building and Dell as keywords... So the former would match up with any other "Camaro" topics and the latter with any "building, Dell" topics.DoYouSpeakWak wrote:That does not solve the problem. Topics with non stopwords in them listed in both forums will still be listed together. Like "I need help" can be in both forums, but the topics content can be totally diffrent.
We must have 4-5000 topics with the words "i" "need" "help" in the topic tittle, additional to that there is many many other topics with the same problem. Only way to solve it would be a switch not to seach other forums than the one your in.
I hope you can see the problems this missing feature can give in 8-10 yrs old forums with millions of topics. Like here.
My main concern with your idea is that somebody would then want the options to make Forum X exclusively search Forum X and Forum Y, but not Forum Z... I tried creating that system - to assign multiple specific forums to search in - and it made things WAY too complicated. It made the MOD way more "heavy" than I wanted it to be and also meant the Admin would have to go through a cumbersome forum-by-forum set up process for each forum's specific similar topics settings.
I have been testing this on a forum with over 16,000 topics and for the most part it is working just fine! Of course, you do find the occassional topic whose title leads to un-similar similar topics But for the most part it seems to be finding things even from the "Off Topic" forum, that are relevant