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  1. AO3-5483

Change the Work Search help text to explain that a space is no longer the same as AND

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Deployed
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: DeployedToBeta
    • Affects versions: 0.9.217
    • Fix versions: 0.9.219
    • Milestone:
      Internal 0.9
    • Difficulty:
      Easy
    • Roadmap:
      Search
    • Components:
      FrontEnd

      Description

      Due to the issue in AO3-5481 To Do there is currently a difference between the results obtained from typing "term1 term2" vs. "term1 AND terms2" in the Any Field box of the Works Search or the header quick search box, while our help at https://archiveofourown.org/help/work-search-text-help.html says there is not.

      Relevant section of current help text:

      space: a space acts like AND
      Harry Potter will find Harry Potter and Harry James Potter but not Harry.

      New help text:

      space: acts like AND for search terms in the same field of the work
      Harry Potter will find Harry Potter or Harry James Potter in any field, but it won't find works by a creator named Harry with the character tag Sherman Potter

      AND: searches for works which have both terms in any field
      Harry AND Potter will find works by a creator named Harry with the character tag Sherman Potter

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            • Assignee:
              sarken Sarken
              Reporter:
              ladyoscar Lady Oscar
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