On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 04:44 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
It appears that repeating characters are getting collapsed/ignored. Search on
OK. That sort covers one aspect and I can see that searching for harrrrr gives me the same results as harr. Collapsing/ignoring repeated characters may explain why when searching for harr I get the name Richard in the results. It does not explain the results when I search for jone which has no repeating characters. In this case, I see numerous members with the surname Jones but also several that do not contain those consecutive letters in either name nor email address.
harrrrrr and you'll get the same results.
Until I come up with a better solution, you can surround your query with quotes and that will provide an exact match only (ie. "jone").