Problem: When searching for a list of Communities that might have a certain term within the title or description, in the search results none or only a subset of Communities are returned that contain that term within the title.
Solution: This is working as designed. The community search is designed to find exact matches for the community name or to utilize wildcard search characters to find search terms contained within the community names. Note: The reason some communities might be returned in the search results with a partial term when no wildcards is used, is because that search term may have been added as a tag associated with the community and search will pick up tags that match the search terms. The most reliable method to find communities based on names however is to look for the exact name of the community OR to use wildcards in your search terms.
With the following community names created: comtest1, comtest2 and comtest3
-If the term "test" is used to search for communities, 0 communities will be returned in the search results, unless the specific term "test" was added as a tag for the community.
-If the term "comtest2" is used to search for communities, 1 community will be returned in the results.
-If the wildcard term "*test*" is used then all 3 communities will be returned in the search results.