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Feedster AND searching

Feedster finally supports AND as the default search operator. This is a very good thing. I’ve decided to leave this site’s search engine as using OR, mainly because I feel for a small search set (approximately a thousand entries) more search results is better than fewer search results and because relevancy algorithm used by MySQL to order the results appears to be working extremely well. For large data sets such as Feedster or Google I definitely prefer to only see results containing all of my search terms.

This is Feedster AND searching by Simon Willison, posted on 1st May 2003.

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