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Old 12-31-2007, 05:36 AM   #1
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Is there any way to set my search options to actually look for things less than 4 letter long? It drives me nuts I cannot look up a tire size, a wheel size, SUV, 986, 987, 996, TT, OEM, rim, RUF, lip, kit, amp, gas, air, bar, key, fob, pic, top, red, cd, dvd, nav, new, HID, box, GPS, H&R, B&M, S, oil, hp, 2.7, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, mod, CEL, RMS, IMS, fog, lug, nut, TPS, OBC, MAF, BRA, cab.... you get my point.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:39 AM   #2
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Is there any way to set my search options to actually look for things less than 4 letter long? It drives me nuts I cannot look up a tire size, a wheel size, SUV, 986, 987, 996, TT, OEM, rim, RUF, lip, kit, amp, gas, air, bar, key, fob, pic, top, red, cd, dvd, nav, new, HID, box, GPS, H&R, B&M, S, oil, hp, 2.7, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, mod, CEL, RMS, IMS, fog, lug, nut, TPS, OBC, MAF, BRA, cab.... you get my point.
you forgot 2.5
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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you forgot 2.5

haha, your right
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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Send a PM to Brucelee. He may be able to change the system settings on the forum software to allow this.

I think having search terms less than a certain number of characters brings back too many results defeating the purpose of a search to refine and filter what's out there.

It frustrates me too though.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:33 PM   #5
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Actually, direct your inquiry to RKWEI.

I have seen this limitation on other forums. I don't know if it is something we control or not.
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:42 PM   #6
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+10 on this one. This issue is really annoying sometimes, especially when I'm trying to search for info on oil among other things.
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Add ROW and 030 to the list. I tried researching a sport suspension and had to use "suspension" (Good grief forum members! Learn how to spell!)
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In MySQL the minimum searchable word length is a configurable parameter.

/etc/my.cnf:
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ft_min_word_len=3

After changing you must restart the MySQL server and rebuild the FULLTEXT indices.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:03 AM   #9
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Timothy, if you can't type in English, I'd rather you not type at all.

Just smashing the keys on the keyboard with random words and letters doesn't do a thing for me
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:15 PM   #10
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Hi Everybody,

Can any body tell em that what discussion is going on. Is it on searching issue. I am here new. I have something useful information regarding searching. i have shared this information below.


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Hi Everybody,

Can any body tell em that what discussion is going on. Is it on searching issue. I am here new. I have something useful information regarding searching. i have shared this information below.
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