Found something interesting I wasn't aware of.
In the forum search feature, AF does not "escape" regular expression characters.
This has minor drawbacks. For example, if one searches for "real.", AF will not only find posts containing "real followed by a full stop", but rather "real followed by any character", since "." means any character in regular expressions.
However, it has major benefits. For example, one can search for "(sunshinecorp|coffeecup)" and find posts containing either "sunshinecorp" or "coffeecup" (or both). I find this very useful. Note: the parentheses are required.
So, adaliabooks, please do not
If, on the other hand, you are a bit bored and would like to fix the highlighting if one uses regular expression characters (it doesn't work properly), be my guest.
Thanks again for this awesome script.
That's probably a hang over from introducing the exact match feature (which saw the search function changed to relaying on regex).
But as you actually find a use for it I can leave it (I'll look into the highlighting, but it's based on a different system so that will be why it doesn't work)