Search seems to be failing me when I check to see if my post is a double. This has happened several times despite efforts to ensure it's not a double.
Example: in my latest post, the description read: "Authorities in Awe of Drug Runners' Jungle-Built, Kevlar-Coated Supersubs".
I duly checked the link, no double there. I also made sure my tags covered the bases, including 'Wired' 'Colombia' 'submarine', 'sub', 'cartel', 'drug', and so on.
To be safe, I searched for "submarine" and "cartel", figuring that if anything had been posted before those keywords would definitely find the first post. Nada.
Yet there had
been a post on the subject, with a different link
and insufficient tags, and so search did not find it. Its tags included the word 'drugs' while the description contained the plural 'submarines'. I just did a second search for 'submarine' and this post doesn't appear at all.
Since many posts have tags that are often not fleshed out enough (what Jessamyn called mystery meat posts with terrible tags
), I'm wondering if there is some way to:
1. expand the search to include keywords from the description area (obviously filtering out common words);
2. adjust the tag search to include plurals, i.e. if I search for the word 'drugs', posts with tags reading only 'drug' will be included, and vice versa (unless this happens already, not certain it does);
3. (if including keywords from the description area) check for single/plurals there as well.
Because then search might well have caught the words 'submarine' and 'drug' (singular) from my tags, or the word 'drug' in my description. I'm not sure if this would put a heavy strain on the server; maybe there is a better way to implement this (I am not a programmer).
I just hate posting doubles, especially when I've tried to do my homework beforehand.