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  • Cant find special characters in Search

    We are experiencing some issues with the Search function, when we try to keyword search for a username or word with a special character (ie, # - _ $ etc) it does not fin any posts.
    This is after a re-index of the search as well.

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    Those characters might be encoded in the post text in the database. For example, HTML special characters are converted:

    < = &lt;
    > = &gt;
    etc...

    Or try using fulltext:

    Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Search Type (on the left, not the right)

    Then run a repair to ensure that the search index is up-to-date:

    Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Repair / Optimize Tables

    With fulltext you can search for strings and phrases by using double quotes.

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