A problem with the forum's search engine

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by bellgamin, Nov 16, 2005.

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  1. bellgamin
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    I tried to do a search on "ace utilities" but the search engine excluded the word "ace" saying that the word is too short. Therefore the search was done for the word "utilities" only, which produced waaay too many inapplicable hits.

    Is there a way to search for "ace utilities" without having this problem?

    aloha...... bellgamin
  2. LowWaterMark
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    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Unfortunately, the integrated search capabilities in vBulletin have several limitations which are based upon a resource versus usability trade-off. To index all 3 letter words would take too much resource, so it cuts off at words of 4 characters and longer. However, you can get Google to do the search for you...

    Enter this exactly in Google search box: "ace utilities" site:wilderssecurity.com

    Results link: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q="ace utilities" site:wilderssecurity.com
  3. bellgamin
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Thanks LWM. It worked. Grrreat tip!
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