Special characters in search

The search ignore some characers, like: + - : [ { (
(Some return 500)

The use of the search box is huge, like for reasearching about name or location.

but yesterday, I was reading this: https://www.ishtar-collective.net/entries/tatarstan
and wanted to find all the times rasputin speak like that, so I copy :: and put it in the search box.
no result was found. and I noticed it remove the search query.

As a programmer, I tend to believe it’s done to prevent Sql Injection or XSS,
but there is a chance that one of the developers of the site look for solution to it?

will be useful for times you search for ++ like in VIII: Leviathan

Thanks for the feedback, I know this is annoying but I think it’s unlikely we’ll be able to change how this works any time soon, sorry :frowning: