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Dave Lartigue
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Couldn't remember how the game DRCongo was entered in the database, so I just put "congo" in the search bar. For some reason it doesn't return DRCongo as a possibility. Is it because there's no space before the C? It returns other games with "Congo" not in the front.
 
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Legomancer wrote:
Couldn't remember how the game DRCongo was entered in the database, so I just put "congo" in the search bar. For some reason it doesn't return DRCongo as a possibility. Is it because there's no space before the C? It returns other games with "Congo" not in the front.

Yes, it's because there's no space before - BGG search doesn't put wildcards around the search term (e.g. the same way onopoly doesn't return Monopoly).

You could submit a correction to the game page and ask the admins to add an alternate name of DR Congo, which would then be found on a "congo" search.
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I can't remember how many years ago it changed but a former implementation of search would work by entering character strings that appeaared anywhere within the name. For me it was an amusement to try to select a short string unique enough for it to return my target and very liitle else.

I think it worked even across spaces, like last two letters of one word plus first two of next (if you used the space and placed the whole thing in quotes). Now it only works with the leading characters.

 
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