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#1 Webhead

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:34 PM

I keep trying to search for TRU SKU or Wave 9 SKU and I'm not allowed because there's an error that says the minimum number of characters has to be at least 4. In this case I'm not going to wade through 20 pages of a thread so I'm going to have to post a question that's already been answered.

#2 buttheadsmate

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:09 PM

I really love this place but the 'Search' function is not its best aspect.

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#3 gambitron

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:03 PM

I agree! Searching for something can be a crazy pain!

#4 Rad

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:03 AM

I'll raise it with the other guys.

#5 Trekker 42

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:02 PM

Search sucks royal hippogriff.
Thanks Rad. It would make the thread archive that much more friendly.
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#6 TM2 Dinobot

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 09:53 AM

I've had this issue forever. One time I tried to search for a member's home town of "Oil City" or something, and it wouldn't let me do it because 'Oil' was too short.
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No, he's right -- not making that one character doomed the line. Doomed, I tell you. The minute we left him out of Series 1 a raven flew through our window. And killed an intern.


#7 TBT!

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 01:22 PM

Ok, I've tweaked the setting in the Admin CP to allow for 3 character searches, there are some 'quirks' that meant I also needed some other stuff changed to make it work but it should be ok.

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#8 Webhead

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 04:32 PM

thanks T!

#9 Shanester

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:45 PM

No wonder the site crashed TBT... JK!

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