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Antartic-Boy

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Hi G2G,

I wanted to ask you why search is limited to min. 4 characters?
It was limited on 4, then it was on 3 but it didn't work well and now it's again on 4 :tazz: ..
It's bad because some of the infections are with 3 characters in their name (vx2, cws, etc..), so you can not search for their canneds..

Thanks
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admin

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It's a limitation of the Invision forum software we use. When using full-text search (which provides better results, and is more server friendly) the search is limited to a minimum of 4 characters. I think the reason they do it is because 3 character searches would slow the site to a crawl every time a search was performed. However, vBulletin (their main competitor) does allow 3 character searches, so hopefully they'll figure out a solution as well.
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Thanks for the reply Admin,

However, vBulletin (their main competitor) does allow 3 character searches, so hopefully they'll figure out a solution as well.

I hope it will be soon :tazz:
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