Investigate/Correct Search Oddities
I've noticed a couple of oddities regarding searches:
1.) Member searches, as well as clue-based and other text-based searches seem to have trouble with special characters - apostrophes, ampersands and the like.
2.) Not sure how else to mention this without a specific example, and not sure if this is indicative of a more pervasive issue, but check out this clue: http://letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=36426 . A location-based search of Eastford, CT does not show this series, neither does a direct search by letterbox name. Even a search by LbNA number does not turn up this box in a search. However, if I choose a box in Eastford and choose to display nearby boxes, this one pops up! Not sure if it is due to its Adoptable or never-found status, although other Adoptable boxes show up just fine in similar searches.
Fixed a problem with & in member searches
1) I think I have found and fixed the problem with & in member searches.
I'm going to close this item, but please contact me with any other examples of search oddities!
1) I'm not seeing a problem with member search. When I search for " '39 Geezer" I find them and when I search for all members with ' I find a large number. It does look like there is a problem with & that I need to work on for members.
2) Maybe I'm doing something different, but I see it when I do a location search for "Eastford CT" or name search for "Hall's Pond" or LbNA number search for "36426". You may be hiding found boxes in your preferences.
Thanks so much for your suggestions! I'll work on them.