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Old 09-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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So over the past few weeks I have been increasingly frustrated with the search function on the forum. If I want to search for something like "Tower Fan" it will only search for "Tower" because "fan" is apparently too short. I'm looking for a thread I saw a week or two ago about someone who built a fan to blow cold air up into his kegerator tower but after my search gets truncated to just "tower" I only get unrelated threads. This is one of many examples. Is there any way we can remove the "Word too short" limit? I realize I can google search to find it but why not make the forum search just as easy to use? Thanks!


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Old 09-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #2
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Just click the arrow next to the search function and use Google instead of HBT's built-in search system.

OR go here and use Google's advanced features directly.


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Old 09-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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Just click the arrow next to the search function and use Google instead of HBT's built-in search system.

OR go here and use Google's advanced features directly.
I understand that there are ways to get around it as I said in the original post. Why can't we make the built in search function more user friendly and cut out those extra steps?
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Sorry, I missed the last line of your original post.

Probably has something to do with server loads and bandwidth, would be my guess.
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Try to search for Wet Hop - opps no threads returned since both words are too short to include.....
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Three letter searches creates a huge table so we can't allow them.

You can wrap in wild cards. *Sea*.
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Three letter searches creates a huge table so we can't allow them.

You can wrap in wild cards. *Sea*.
So what you're saying is if I wanted to search for "Wet hop" and I entered it as "*wet* *hop*" that it would keep those words?
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So what you're saying is if I wanted to search for "Wet hop" and I entered it as "*wet* *hop*" that it would keep those words?
I just tried this, and yes, it works.

Actually, I just typed *wet* and it worked.
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I just tried this, and yes, it works.

Actually, I just typed *wet* and it worked.
Awesome! Haha yeah I guess I could have just tried that instead of asking. But I didn't have time because I'm in the middle of brewing my dark mild! (Still had time to type all that out though...)
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