Search algorythm needs major help.

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What happened to the search. I've been using this site since day one, and the search is at an all time low:
I made a typo, and look what i got:
Results for "scartlet pimpernel"
Titles
Bumper To Bumper: The Secret Lives of Cars (2014)
Sigrid and the Bumpers (TV Episode)

How is this possible? I didn't type Bumper. Pimpernel was typed correctly, Scarlet was 1 letter off.

Also, lately if I don't include "The" in front of a title I am often not given an accurate result. Since when does a search engine even take the "The" into consideration.
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John,
It was easy to replicate what you reported.
http://www.imdb.com/find?q=scartlet+p...

When I enter "scartlet pimpernel" (without the quotes) into an Advanced Title Search, no titles are found.
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?titl...

Other people have reported similar problems on the IMDb Information Board thread "Search change announcement".
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000040/n...

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