The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: plastic swords.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards.
I find this error occurs frequently when I want to search for things. However, it does not crop up when I do in fact search for common words such as "instantly" or "buckler". It does filter out "Liechtenauer" as being too common, yet it brings up 1400+ entries for "Fiore". I find this feature of the search function to be very problematic: if I use alternate words that allow the search to go forwards, then inevitably I won't be able to find the thread I'm looking for, since it used a specific phrase or set of words that the search function deemed too common, and did not contain the alternate words that the search function allowed me to use. This makes searching the archives a much more difficult task than it should be.
Would it be possible to update or modify the search function to remove the test for common words, or otherwise to make it so that I can actually search for certain combinations of words?