Forum search restriction (>3 chars)?

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Forum search restriction (>3 chars)?

Post by bryan » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:27 pm

You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 4 characters and must not contain more than 84 characters excluding wildcards.
Occasionally I like to go to a user's profile and then "search user's posts" and put in whatever keywords. Occasionally I get the error message (as above) if I am only searching for something like: job, sex, car, van, oil, gas, etc.

Any chance of removing the >3 char restriction?

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Re: Forum search restriction (>3 chars)?

Post by George the original one » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:05 am

Use a leading or trailing space/wildcard.

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Re: Forum search restriction (>3 chars)?

Post by bryan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:56 am

I think the rule excludes wildcards (tried adding "." xor "*" to "car")? Leading/trailing space also seems to not count.

edit: if I add quotes as part of the query with a space, like:

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"car "
it seems to work. Thanks!

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Re: Forum search restriction (>3 chars)?

Post by Viktor K » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:23 am

And thank you as well bryan. I've been searching the forum for "development" instead of "web development" for the last month..

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Re: Forum search restriction (>3 chars)?

Post by jacob » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:32 am

The forum SQL databases get rather large when they also include three letter words like "the", "you", ...

I usually search the forums with google using site:forum.earlyretirementextreme.com as one of the search terms, e.g.

site:forum.earlyretirementextreme.com development -"web development"

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Re: Forum search restriction (>3 chars)?

Post by Viktor K » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:57 am

Ah, of course. I just tried a: "web " development

search on here and it didn't work anyway, since it splits it up.

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Re: Forum search restriction (>3 chars)?

Post by C40 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:06 pm

You can also use google. Put the following in the search bar:

site:forum.earlyretirementextreme.com sex

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Re: Forum search restriction (>3 chars)?

Post by J_ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:55 am

@C40: I followed your instruction, very good google tip.
Result: much much C40!! ;)

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