Searches are wildcard-only?

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  1. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    #1
    There's a US carrier called Ting, and I wanted to search the iPhone forum for any posts about it, but when I search for 'ting', I get results containing highlighted words like:

    sting
    ting
    e
    betting

    etc. instead of just the word "Ting." It's like there are wildcards surrounding any search term. It doesn't matter if I enter: ting "ting" 'ting' +ting etc.

    Is it possible to search just by a given keyword exactly as written rather than that keyword be part of longer words?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #2
    Yeah... the XenForo search feature is pretty bad, particularly for short phrases like that.

    For searches like that, I use a custom Google search like this.

    Code:
    "ting" site:forums.macrumors.com
     

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