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#1 Cooky

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:43 PM

could you change the settings so you can search words 3 letters long ???


searching EGR you cant as its to short :rolleyes:

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#2 Chris Ecc

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:42 PM

snap, tried searching 'mk7'

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:44 PM

Will bring this to Steve's attention

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 01:06 PM

Will bring this to Steve's attention


While you're at it, on other forums you can have the first few words of the post appears when you hover over the title, giving you an idea what the post is actually about, saves opening stuff you aren't interested in.
Any chance of that on here :unsure:
Thanks to all who help to run the forum.

#5 vinnyvangough

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:30 PM

Another idea, think that may be down to IP Board operating system

#6 Steve

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:42 AM

HI folks

This is a common problem with the forum that it is not possible to search 3 letter words on MySql and IPB Boards.

We will soon be combating this issue by replacing this with google search. We have been using this on other websites and had some better success with this search feature.

This should be sorted within the next few weeks.

#7 Jonny87

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:09 PM

EXCELLENT NEWS!!! :)

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:48 PM

Ahh, that's dead handy. I knew IPB forums were limited, as three-word search puts too much strain on the database, but using Google should make searching a fair bit better! IPB has never (in my opinion) had a great search facility with some strong needs to be too specific.

Everyone's seen the comment "I tried searching for another thread but couldn't find one .... " only for a few posts in, someone links to the relevant thread!

Good move Admin - it'll make a pretty big difference.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:25 PM

HI folks

This is a common problem with the forum that it is not possible to search 3 letter words on MySql and IPB Boards.

We will soon be combating this issue by replacing this with google search. We have been using this on other websites and had some better success with this search feature.

This should be sorted within the next few weeks.


Hello again Steve.

The new search is in some ways better than the old one, but in other ways the old search was far superior. Is it possible to bring back the old search and have both?

Jon

#10 Steve

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:15 AM

yes.. its possible to have a link to it.

There are quite a few requests posts floating around and we need to combine all the requests in to one. I will get to work on these on monday. Then we can get on worth the front of the website

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:22 AM

Cheers Steve. Your hard work is appreciated

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:24 AM

i have made a thread for this now, all requests to be placed.

Appreciate your time in adding your comments Jon ;)

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