What to do? Can you suggest what I can do to get good full-text search working on a private forum? Shall I use the Solr plugin? Which one? Is there an officially supported plugin that's actually being maintained? I'd have to dig into the problem that new postings are not indexed automatically first.
Something I'd like to know the answer to. Was considering AWS and Elasticsearch, but plugin dev around here is lacking any real effort. Forks all over the place and very little comments other than not working on 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.72 etc
Members constantly complain that people a) don't search for topics which already cover their questions and b) complain that when they do search the results are near useless.
Now I understand how challenging search is, especially when the person searching can't even remember the key words to look for, but without changing the options in db-search I can often fail to find my own content when searching for a single word within the title (main trick is to limit the section of the forum, results to title only and order date descending, but I can't ask everyone to learn these).