Search limitation

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Jim Verard, Oct 4, 2007.

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  1. Jim Verard

    Jim Verard Registered Member

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    I was looking tooday for these terms and the search have not results on Privacy area. However, this message also is being showed:

    The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : P2P

    Could you please fix this problem? Since not only P2P, but I2P is another term who maybe used to search for current threads. It is a subject who fits on the Privacy Area. I was looking for some information regarding P2P anonymous.

    I2P:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I2P
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    I'm afraid the built-in vBulletin search functionality is too limited to support searches on the short-terms P2P and I2P. The resources it would take to index so common a 3-character term (specifically: P2P) would be just too great.

    However, the alternative mentioned here should provide the results you are looking for:

    FAQ: Searching the forum easier

    A problem with the forum's search engine

    Many Privacy section results are returned via a Google search on: P2P anonymous site:wilderssecurity.com

    http://www.google.com/search?q=P2P anonymous site:wilderssecurity.com&btnG=Search

    http://www.google.com/search?q=I2P anonymous site:wilderssecurity.com&btnG=Search
     
  3. Empath

    Empath Registered Member

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    You can add the wildcard to the end of a three lettered search. For example, a search for P2P can be searched as P2P*. As a general rule though, vBulletin searches are resource heavy. I'd use a Google search unless you have a real need for the specifics in a Wilders search.
     
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