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 Author: Dino View Messages Posted By Dino
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 06:52
 Subject: Light & Sound
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 Topic: Technical Issues
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Dino (479)

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Hi,

I have just been looking for an advertising light. I entered "Light & Sound"
as the search term. My search term was shortened to "light" and I was
shown gear 395 articles. Then I found this light.
 
Gear No: lamp6780  Name: Display Lamp, Light & Sound, promoting Set 6780
* 
lamp6780 Display Lamp, Light & Sound, promoting Set 6780
Gear: Retail Display: Space: Classic Space
The article description then said "Light & Sound".
Why was my search term shortened?

Regards
Werner
 Author: TheHatter13 View Messages Posted By TheHatter13
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 07:01
 Subject: Re: Light & Sound
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The symbol & is not being parsed in the search engine so it stops reading the
string there.
 Author: TheHatter13 View Messages Posted By TheHatter13
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 07:06
 Subject: Re: Light & Sound
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Interestingly enough it does work in the keyword search just not in the main
banner search.


In Catalog, TheHatter13 writes:
  The symbol & is not being parsed in the search engine so it stops reading the
string there.
 Author: Stellar View Messages Posted By Stellar
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 07:31
 Subject: Re: Light & Sound
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In Catalog, TheHatter13 writes:
  Interestingly enough it does work in the keyword search just not in the main
banner search.


In Catalog, TheHatter13 writes:
  The symbol & is not being parsed in the search engine so it stops reading the
string there.

Moving this thread to a Technical Issue.

Please report it here too:

https://www.bricklink.com/helpDesk.asp?helpDeskID=114
 Author: Ra View Messages Posted By Ra
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 07:37
 Subject: Re: Light & Sound
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In Technical Issues, TheHatter13 writes:
  Interestingly enough it does work in the keyword search just not in the main
banner search.


In Catalog, TheHatter13 writes:
  The symbol & is not being parsed in the search engine so it stops reading the
string there.

Are you sure it isn't "sound,". If it doesn't have a space the
search doesn't find it I always use an asterisk.
 Author: TheHatter13 View Messages Posted By TheHatter13
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 09:15
 Subject: Re: Light & Sound
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No. It actually removes the & symbol and everything after it in the main banner
search bar. The search it shows after is only "Light " but if you then
type in the keyword search the Light & sound string it brings up the correct
results.
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 09:22
 Subject: Re: Light & Sound
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In Technical Issues, TheHatter13 writes:
  The symbol & is not being parsed in the search engine so it stops reading the
string there.

I'd recommend using "light sound" as a workaround search term
 Author: Dino View Messages Posted By Dino
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 09:27
 Subject: Re: Light & Sound
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In Technical Issues, peregrinator writes:
  In Technical Issues, TheHatter13 writes:
  The symbol & is not being parsed in the search engine so it stops reading the
string there.

I'd recommend using "light sound" as a workaround search term

If the article says "Light & Sound", don't search for "light
sound"!