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e.g. searching "electro" yields nothing, you have to type "electronics" or "electronic" and will get disjunct search results

edit possibly related bug: Why is the bicycles proposal shown when searching for phys?

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Yes, please. I was just about to enter this request as well. The current search is pretty poor - it only hits exact text matches. –  Wikis Aug 25 '10 at 9:29
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The Ajax search on Area 51 is completely pointless. I begin typing a word, like "Philos" when I am searching for "philosophy" and it flickers and flackers and then it says "no results". So I give up searching for philosophy since I assume it's not there. But then I go back and find if I type the whole word "philosophy" into the box it appears. May I ask, what is the point of this? Surely if it is an Ajax system which responds to user input, it should have enough brains to try to predict that I might not have finished typing the whole word. –  delete Aug 30 '10 at 5:37
    
@Tobias - how can someone get the bounty - I assume only by solving the issue, right? –  Wikis Aug 31 '10 at 6:53
    
@Mark: On meta a bounty is also used as "advertisement". But yes, solving this and posting an answer will be awarded with the bounty. Alternatively, I'll also award to a good workaround, some greasemonkeying, or (in the case of disagreement, which in this case here might not happen) a good argumentation why the feat-req should not be implemented –  Tobias Kienzler Aug 31 '10 at 7:15
    
@Tobias: OK, thanks for the clarification. Let's hope this gets fixed, not argued away. (It's currently easier to use a site specific search in Google than the built in search. And really, how hard can it be to implement?) –  Wikis Aug 31 '10 at 8:15
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@Tobias (and others) - you might be interested in my related question: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/64930/… –  Wikis Sep 18 '10 at 17:38

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Area 51 search now matches prefixes, so "bicyc" will match "bicycles", "electro" will match "electronics", etc.

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thanks, that is more intuitive now :) –  Tobias Kienzler Sep 30 '10 at 8:34

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