Suggestion Remove the search limits

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Margen67, Nov 22, 2015.

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Should the search limit(s) be removed?

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  2. No

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  1. Margen67
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    Margen67 Dirty entited pirate

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    If you search with words shorter than five letters you get this error:

    "The search could not be completed because the search keywords were too short, too long, or too common."
    It doesn't make very much sense to have a search function that doesn't search..
     


  2. mgrev

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    i've already made a thread for that earlier
     
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  3. Margen67
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    Link?
     
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    I agree. I can't exactly remember what I wanted to search for, but I've ran across that error quite a few times.

    +1 for this thread
     
  6. Margen67
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    That's not as accurate, and can't always find what you're looking for.
     
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  7. CIAwesome526

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    or... how about a not broken search bar. y'know... one that searches.... even with normal words...
     
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  8. Abcdfv

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    Yeah this would be pretty great. No point in telling people to search when stuff like "cia installer" are blocked.
     
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    And besides, the limit is probably hardcoded into the forum software itself.
     
  10. Margen67
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    If it's a hardcoded limit it would probably be a one line change.
     
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  11. RainCode

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    A hardcoded limit? Done in the forum software? Highly doubt that.
     
  12. yuyuyup

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    Is this STILL a problem?
     
  13. sarkwalvein

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    Yes, it is.
    Dear @Margen67 , can you make this thread a poll asking if you would like the search limit to be removed?
     
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    Dunno, if you search a term shorter than five characters does it still happen?
     
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  16. Margen67
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    Done.
     
  17. CIAwesome526

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    Yay, your online!
     
  18. Margen67
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    Yes.
     
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  19. DrCrygor07

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    Unfortunately it's not a question of democracy.
    By the way I like this suggestion.
     
  20. BORTZ

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    I have been here 8 years and still cant use the search function correctly. I wonder if there is a google site search for XenForo plugin.
     
  21. Veho

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    Just add "site:gbatemp.net" (without the quotes) to your Google search, and it will search the Temp only.
    That's close enough.