Forum search says product names are "too common" - WTF?!

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Chuck Hawks

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Forum search says product names are "too common" - WTF?!

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 6:50 pm

I'm attempting to search the forum(s) for specific products; in this case the "Intensity Pro 4K".
When I enter that in the forum search field (basic or advanced) the result is a page that says:
"The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: intensity pro 4k."

and NO results are returned. Seriously? WTF?

So I have to scroll through thousands of irrelevant posts to scan for a specific BMD product?
What am I doing wrong? Or is this just abysmal online forum configuration and management?
Of course the help topics are generalized and of no help.

Sorry to BMW about it - it's just a huge time waster if the search function doesn't work.

Thanks for any guidance!
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Re: Forum search says product names are "too common" - WTF?!

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 8:32 pm

Chuck Hawks wrote:Sorry to BMW


What is it you want to know about the Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K? Supported codecs, software update, price, compatibility with other applications... &c?

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Re: Forum search says product names are "too common" - WTF?!

PostThu Nov 09, 2017 9:58 am

I used to run several busy phpBB 2.0 forums until about 10 years ago and I have to say that the search function has never been that good.
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Re: Forum search says product names are "too common" - WTF?!

PostFri Nov 10, 2017 3:45 am

Search has always been borked on this forum.

Workaround: Do a Google search limited to the forum:

https://www.google.com/search?lr=&as_qd ... x7tAhYXco4

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