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Old 04-18-2003, 10:07 PM #1
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Question Search isn't functioning properly

No matter what I search for the result is always, "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms."
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Old 04-18-2003, 10:35 PM #2
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its working just dandy over here? what are you searching for?
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Old 04-18-2003, 10:56 PM #3
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You're right. It works for every other word except "Dye"... I've tried the broadest search for dye also, and it still says no results when there clearly are when you browse the forums.
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:47 AM #4
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I can't search for certain users, could not search for the term 'ir3' in the B/S/T forums. It just brings me back to the search page, or refreshes it.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:54 AM #5
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Yeah, those searches are too narrow, if you searched for something like "Dye cocker" it would work. There isn't really a way around this because small words typically are common words, and if common words don't get excluded from db searches, it gets out of hand.
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:34 PM #6
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Oh, thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 04-22-2003, 05:42 PM #7
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It seems to be that the search function will not work with any word under 4 letters.

sorta figured this one out when i tried to search for a5 or a-5 in the marker sale forum.

This also means that the following searches dont work alone (even if search is specified to post titles or a specific forum)

dye
wgp
wdp
ir3
ace
agd
led
a5
a-5
bko
icd
lcd

I can't even search for the sponsors "ZAP" under the paintball category, or "AKA" under the marker accessories category.... I don't think they would be too proud about that.
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Old 04-22-2003, 10:46 PM #8
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it's not a matter of if they are proud of it or not, its a limitation with our database software.

it boils down to this: the new, improved, fulltext less crappy search function CAN'T index things smaller than 3 letters.

its not that i'm not making it not do that, it just doesn't do it.

oh well, move on.
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Old 05-28-2003, 05:43 PM #9
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man that kinda stinks
thats a big list of 3 letterd things
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Old 05-28-2003, 07:30 PM #10
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It's a limitation of the database software, not much we can do :/
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Old 05-29-2003, 10:22 AM #11
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try kicking it?
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