Search Limitations

lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
So as it stands, you cannot search with keywords less the 4 characters long. That makes sense, but would it be possible to relax that if a few cases that are important around here say:

Wii
PS3
360
PSP
DS

Obviously if it was a lot of work it wouldn't be worth it, but I think it would make a lot of searches easier.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited March 2008
    Searching for any of those would return so many results as to be basically worthless anyway.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Searching for any of those would return so many results as to be basically worthless anyway.

    I assume he means that you cannot use it as a supplemental or limiting keyword. So if I wanted to find a post where someone was simultaneously talking about me and the Wii I could not do so by plugging "drez wii" into a keyword search. Having "wii" in the keyword search at all yields an error.

    Unless I'm misunderstanding how the search works. It's defaulted to search for "all terms," right?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    lol egosearching

    seriously though, the search rapes the servers enough with a 4 character minimum, a 3 character minimum would increase the raping exponentially.

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    lol egosearching

    seriously though, the search rapes the servers enough with a 4 character minimum, a 3 character minimum would increase the raping exponentially.
    But aren't we all about the brutal rape of technology around here?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    Yes, but only when it's the brutal rape of technology we don't have to use regularly.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Drez wrote: »
    Searching for any of those would return so many results as to be basically worthless anyway.

    I assume he means that you cannot use it as a supplemental or limiting keyword. So if I wanted to find a post where someone was simultaneously talking about me and the Wii I could not do so by plugging "drez wii" into a keyword search. Having "wii" in the keyword search at all yields an error.

    Unless I'm misunderstanding how the search works. It's defaulted to search for "all terms," right?

    This is what I had in mind. But now that I think about it, this does start down a slippery slope, i.e. why not allow rpg ...

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Drez wrote: »
    Searching for any of those would return so many results as to be basically worthless anyway.

    I assume he means that you cannot use it as a supplemental or limiting keyword. So if I wanted to find a post where someone was simultaneously talking about me and the Wii I could not do so by plugging "drez wii" into a keyword search. Having "wii" in the keyword search at all yields an error.

    Unless I'm misunderstanding how the search works. It's defaulted to search for "all terms," right?

    This is what I had in mind. But now that I think about it, this does start down a slippery slope, i.e. why not allow rpg ...

    Or "rap" or "pro" or "cat" or "hat" or "egg"?

    Right now, you cannot search for "the cat in the hat" which is kind of depressing.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Drez wrote: »
    Drez wrote: »
    Searching for any of those would return so many results as to be basically worthless anyway.

    I assume he means that you cannot use it as a supplemental or limiting keyword. So if I wanted to find a post where someone was simultaneously talking about me and the Wii I could not do so by plugging "drez wii" into a keyword search. Having "wii" in the keyword search at all yields an error.

    Unless I'm misunderstanding how the search works. It's defaulted to search for "all terms," right?

    This is what I had in mind. But now that I think about it, this does start down a slippery slope, i.e. why not allow rpg ...

    Or "rap" or "pro" or "cat" or "hat" or "egg"?

    Right now, you cannot search for "the cat in the hat" which is kind of depressing.

    This should be the test of any search engine.

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  • PemulisPemulis Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Searching for any of those would return so many results as to be basically worthless anyway.

    The only time this would be useful would be for searching thread titles. Maybe this would cut down on "Recommend me some Wii/PS3/360 games" threads, although probably not.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    To whom it may concern;


    Putting a wildcard (*) anywhere in the search term gives you a 'less than four' error. Thank you for your consideration.


    Sincerely,

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    Pretty sure that was disabled by Ramius a while ago.

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  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    i dont think it was particularly disabled; i've seen is as a standard on pretty much every vBulletin I've visited.

    We didn't have it before, but that's because we weren't on vBulletin.

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