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Discussion in 'General' started by hobbs, 19 Jun 2008.

  1. hobbs

    hobbs New Member

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    So, i got a new apple g5 case from one of my friends, and remembering that there were some threads on here about modding them i decided to search for them this is what i got.

    "The search term you specified (g5) is under the minimum word length (3) and therefore will not be found. Please make this term longer."

    Awesome! i searched for "g5 casemod" next...

    "The search term you specified (g5) is under the minimum word length (3) and therefore will not be found. Please make this term longer. "

    Super. So bit-tech how do I look for threads in project logs that include "g5" in the title? :sigh:

    I know it is to prevent searches of in, a, and other things like that, but common this is just getting dumb.
     
  2. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    g5* works :D

    I actually tried to force the forum to search for G5 and a space combined. I used the google method of using ""'s

    "g5 " is what i searched. The forum corrected it by itself for "g5*", which means that a space can be replaced by * when you search a two characters word
     
  3. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    We always talk about putting in an IQ test as part of the membership form. I think this question can fill the part.

    Seriously, did you wake up yesterday and just start using the internets? I mean, you joined a geek forum and complain that you can't find a work around for a 3 letter minimum? :duh: Dude, you=fail. Creative thinking skills eff tee double U.
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    The reason you can't search for "g5" is because we run mysql with a minimum word length of 3 to keep search fast and reduce the index storage space.

    Alternatively you could type "site:forums.bit-tech.net g5" into google.
     
  5. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    rowr, kitty has claws
     
  6. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    Ok, I was on the phone all morning with the power company. I might have vented a bit. And, as a semi sober adult, I apologize.

    Seriously though, * = wildcard search.
     

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