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    Sierra is offline AN21XX
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    Question Forum search limits

    I am not really happy with the forum restricting searches to more than three letters only. Most interesting filter terms have three letters like XML, FTP, etc.
    I would like it if that changed...

    Or is there a good reason for limiting the usefulness here?
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    Default Re: Forum search limits

    I agree. It seems a bit pointless - at best - to actually remove three letter search terms from the filter. It seems to be a vBulletin "feature".

    You can have XML as a tag. (Use "Advanced search") But this is rather useless as no-one much uses the tags.

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    Default Re: Forum search limits

    Who knows how it searches, but you can include XML within quotes "xml input", "xml parse", etc. (And on other VBulletin sites you can even chuck in an extra character which will be ignored. Eg you can search for -xml and get results. Not this site, though.)
    Last edited by pbrockway2; 10-30-2012 at 11:24 PM.

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    Default Re: Forum search limits

    Well you may enter "FTP proxy" (without the ") but it will just remove all that has three or less letters from the search string... that again makes it useless. :)
    I wanted to search for that one today and for XML things in the past... quite difficult.
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