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Tim Synge
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When I searched for Escape from Atlantis using the search term "atlantis", it didn't feature in the search results. Does anyone know why this should be?
 
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Scott Alden
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only the computer knows very odd.
 
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Liam Kelley
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Here is my suggestion: Since has multiple exact matches, the search returns you all those cases that begin with Atlantis. Search for 'atlanti' (no s) and you see much more than the ones that start with A.

Try the same thing for Nexus and Nexu (again, no s). One just gives you Nexus and Nexus ops, the other finds nexu anywhere in the word.

So, in geek speak, the search is optimized to find exact matches first (searchterm), If there is more than 1 exact match, it returns all leading matches (searchterm%), never resorting to true wild card matching (%searchterm%)
 
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Darrell Overton
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I have wondered as well about Axis and Allies D-day. It doesn't
come up with an Axis and Allies search.
 
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Chris Shaffer
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This is still a problem.
 
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