Problem with Internet Search Exclusions

Technical support and discussion of Newsbin Version 6 series.

Problem with Internet Search Exclusions

Postby Ocean » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:48 am

If I try to do an Internet Search with the exclusion "-nz" (not in quotes), it doesn't work. I still get tons of posts that have "nz" in their title.

In fact, testing this further, it seems that exclusions don't work at all unless they have at least five characters. This negates a lot of functionality of that feature.

It can be worked around if you know how to do it via regex, but it seems to force an unnecessarily complex workaround when a simpler solution already exists.
Ocean
Active Participant
Active Participant
 
Posts: 88
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:05 am

Registered Newsbin User since: 04/21/04

Re: Problem with Internet Search Exclusions

Postby dexter » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:28 pm

The limit is 3 characters. We do not index one and two character words.
User avatar
dexter
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 9297
Joined: Fri May 18, 2001 3:50 pm
Location: Northern Virginia, US

Registered Newsbin User since: 10/24/97

Re: Problem with Internet Search Exclusions

Postby Ocean » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:37 pm

Hmm. That must be tied to the version - for 6.72 B4776, I couldn't get it to work with anything under 5 characters.

No problem. RegEx to the rescue!
Ocean
Active Participant
Active Participant
 
Posts: 88
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:05 am

Registered Newsbin User since: 04/21/04

Re: Problem with Internet Search Exclusions

Postby dexter » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:13 pm

The limit is at the server, not the client. I can look into it but negation should still be 3 characters or more.

RegEx is a good solution, it can be applied to your search results to whittle things down more.
User avatar
dexter
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 9297
Joined: Fri May 18, 2001 3:50 pm
Location: Northern Virginia, US

Registered Newsbin User since: 10/24/97


Return to V6 Technical Support

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 3 guests

cron