Search Restrictions

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by taggart6, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. taggart6
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    In a time where 3 letter acronyms are the very core of console leet speak, does it make sense to limit searches to only words with 4 or more characters?

    I think its a little silly that I can;t include words like wii, 360, PS3, GBA, NDS, and etc in my search strings. This is particularly frustrating if I'm trying to find a multi-platform game on a specific console.

    Is there a reason why we have this search restriction? Can we get rid of it or lower to a min of 2 or more characters?
     
  2. living-ghost

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    I think you can use three letter acronyms now.

    They seem to be using a google search engine.

    At the very least it lets me search for all things rss

    Edit: Never mind I used the search link at the top instead of the other search tool.
     
  3. taggart6
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    Any comments from the gbatemp staff?
     
  4. Shinji

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    never really found a use for searching for 3-letter words. say I were searching for a game, the google search of the site is shiny. or just go into game releases and use CTRL + F, if applicable.

    Google search FTW!
     
  5. jumpman17

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    Search functions use a lot of resources. The smaller the word that can be searched, the more resources it uses due to the large amount of results returned. Think of it as an exponential curve.
     
  6. AndreXL

    AndreXL GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If anything, you can search GBAtemp in Google. you just type:
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    keyword site:gbatemp.net
    Just replace keyword with whatever you want.
     
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    Thanks!