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Title: forum search limitations
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#1
Could the staff grace us with the favor of removing the minimum character limit for searches Smile

For example if you search for "sm3" you get this error:

Quote:One or more of your search terms were shorter than the minimum length. The minimum search term length is 4 characters.

most people don't type out the full name of the program just the acronym and many popular ones are less than the required 4 characters
 
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#2
Search is pretty bad in general; I couldn't get usable results for "Netflix" without going into Advanced Search, and "The Big Short" had nothing usable at all because there was no apparent way to AND given search terms.
A Better Alex (ISTJ): EPRHAASC → AM6 → …
A Sexy Alex (ESTJ-T): BIABWS+DAOSDMSI → …
A Better Alex (ENFJ-T): AM6 → …
 
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#3
(08-16-2016, 09:19 PM)apollolux Wrote: Search is pretty bad in general; I couldn't get usable results for "Netflix" without going into Advanced Search, and "The Big Short" had nothing usable at all because there was no apparent way to AND given search terms.

Go to advanced search.

1. Select search entire post
2. Type the big short inside quotation marks like this: "The Big Short"
3. Select show results as: posts


Boom =)
ENFP ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Master Of All Trades. Jack of None.
 
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#4
bump Smile
 
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#5
I use google for searching this forum. Simply put siteConfusedubliminal-talk.com into search field. Usually I have good results with this method.
 
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#6
Search minimum is turned off, but for full text searching (which is what this board uses) MySQL overrides it with a minimum of 4 due to structural limitations. I'm weighing the pros and cons of altering mysql to do so. Another option is to replace the in board search with google, but many members including myself prefer the built in search over google.
Andrew // Site Architect "Attack its weak point for massive damage" -Giant Enemy Crab
 
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