They can't be used :(
Two problems I've encountered so far because of this:
- I can't search for posts written by a certain user on a certain thread without specifying a string to search for (and "*" doesn't work)
- I can't search for ships with my name on Sunbul's thread! That's because there's more text before/after my name. "*harakaat*" doesn't work.
Preferably, this should be an option from a dropdown menu ("Search within strings" or something like that, which is what I thought "Match any sequence" did, but it didn't work. What does it do?
), which would make it easier to search for variants of a string (coupled with "Match any words"). For example to see whether harakat or harakaat or harkaat etc... were shipped.
*Sigh* the search for true love continues. Hopefully technology might make it easier.