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    Default Make search allow you to actually search

    I thought this would have changed since we moved forum boards, but the problem still persists.

    I think this is a huge problem for new users that come wanting to search for something as simple as "psp go"

    and this happens:



    why do words have to be over 3 letters?!

    google search sucks for searching forums too.


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    Yea, the 3 letter thing sucks ass.

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    Search index minimum word length can be reduced.

    It's currently set at 4.

    Reducing it to 3, would require rebuilding the search index.

    The database would be enormous.

    Searching "PSP" would return every thread with the word "PSP" in it.

    Searching for such a common word on this forum would be server intensive.

    Maybe on a small forum with a handful of members and threads, but not this one.

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    But any reasonable implementation sets limits to returned search results.

    Most search implementations suck to a degree - you're probably better of bearing with Google...

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    google:

    Code:
    inurl:http://www.psp-hacks.com/forums/ + whatever u want

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    I tried to search "psx manual"...you know how hard it is when it just comes up as manual?

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    Yeah, the search function always proves useless for me. Just about anything I want to find has either a 3-letter acronym or a "very common" word in it.
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