My question has to do with keyword searching and is based on the first sentence of the following statement of the user’s manual regarding Searching ( Troubleshooting):
“MySQL considers terms that appear in over 50% of indexed items to be so common that it excludes them from keyword searches. The easy way to tell if a term meets the the 50% threshold that’s at fault is to choose the “boolean” search, as MySQL does not apply the 50% limitation to boolean searches.”
The archive I’m working on will have a local town’s name in many of the indexed items. At this point of the project I don’t know if the town’s name will reach the 50% mark. I understand the “workaround” mentioned in the second sentence, but is there a way to change the MySQL setting?