Issue Three letter search

Venture

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I looked into this. Apparently the database software limits searches to 4 characters minimum. No solution I can find at this time. For the record I don't like it either, but for now there doesn't seem to be much I can do about it.
 

regder

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Not sure if there's anything you can do on the forum side, a lot of forums I'm on do the same thing. There is something the searcher can do, add a wildcard to the end of a three letter search and it will work.

For instance gps* works where gps does not.

Maybe it's possible to add a line in the search script to do this automatically?
 

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Not sure if there's anything you can do on the forum side, a lot of forums I'm on do the same thing. There is something the searcher can do, add a wildcard to the end of a three letter search and it will work.

For instance gps* works where gps does not.

Maybe it's possible to add a line in the search script to do this automatically?
Or add this on the search page at least. I did not know about this trick, thanks!!!
 

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One way I've found to get around that three letter restriction is to go to Google (or whatever search engine you use) and type in "yamahasupertenere.com GPS". You'll get a bunch of hits back that'll take you to the threads on the forum.
 

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When I search, I'll get "word to short", or "too many words". Even when I search for a specific thread. Sometimes it works. . . . sometimes it don't. . . . no big deal.
 

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Did someone really reply to a two year old post? The 3 letter thing is pretty common to all forums. Google is your friend.
 
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