Search feature

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by lechtard, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Why is it set to have a min of three characters in the search field ??? I know why but it's annoying -- Is there anyway to set it like that for just certain words ???

    I was trying to look for info on "Windows XP Disk 2" and it wouldn't let me search for it because of "XP and 2" .... I don't know - It was just annoying me so I thought I would say something.
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i have nticed that before......it is a bit of a pain in the a$$:(
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    we resset the board to default settings...this will be retsolved when we customize again
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    no it's always been like that as far as i'm aware:confused:
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I think its always been 3char's
    Then again i only ever noticed it once, rarely use the search thing.

    Ohwell... summat to look into i spose :)
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    The problem is...
    every word over 3 characters is sotred in a huge database (so that searching doesn't take a month of sundays) if we decrease this down to 2 it will take even longer to search and put the server under even more starin.

    Hopefully those clever Jelsoft blockos have tohught up sometihng big and clever for vbulletin3, but we will have to wait until we get our hands on it.
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    the almighty punk has spoken:happy:
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Just showing I am aware of the problems on the forums and will deal with them if I can ... default...shudder.
     
  9. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    :D :D

    /me waits for new server:p