Exact search?


Hello, I'm having difficulty using the search function to find exact phrases. For example I want to find articles containing the phrase "no man knows the day or hour" but searching for that brings up any thread with any of those words (and sometimes just portions of those words). Are there any tricks or tips I'm missing?


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Well, I have Elastic Search on the main site. For the forums, I also use the forum software maker's "extended search" add-on. So, I think we have about as good a situation for the results as we can get. That phrase contains a lot of "empty" words like "the, or, and no" in the phrase. That's almost 50% of the word count for the phrase. That leaves the search tools and software with very little to work with except the words "man, knows, day, hour" which could find lots of stuff across the forums.

I would suggest looking for say a specific Bible verse for that phrase. Like this: https://www.raptureforums.com/forums/search/335997/?q=Matthew+24:36&o=relevance

You can also go to the main site and see if you can find an article that might have that phrase in it using Elastic Search. That's all I can think of at this moment. Here's a search on the main site using the Bible verse: https://www.raptureforums.com/?s=Matthew+24:36