The search function is rather basic. It simply strings words together with a logic AND and that's about it. It doesn't understand any of the "fancy" google or regexp type searches. There is an extension for Xenforo which uses ElasticSearch but as far as I know we don't have it.
Since the search engine is so simple and it doesn't give you any control for matching full words or substrings of words the engine assumes the latter case (substrings included) always for better coverage.
Ah so it is not me then! Been trying to find threads with "Mac Pro" or "Intel Mac Pro" in the title... but searches always come up with 'No Results Found" which is both odd and annoying as I have seen at least one thread with mac pro in ..apart form my own thread..yet the search function fails to find either of them.
lets see what happens with Google Advanced then...I am a newbie here and don't want it to appear as if I am just firing off questions without searching first.