Cannot Search, query too short
04-24-2017, 09:11 PM,
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Cannot Search, query too short
I know this is asking a lot, but I have to ask.

Can we make the search function accept three letter search queries???  I want to find all threads of the red chakra, typing red brings back an error saying I need at least 4 characters to search.

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04-24-2017, 10:00 PM,
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Try root. The root chakra is also the red chakra.

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04-24-2017, 10:20 PM,
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That sounds like a good get around.

I also have been trying to find a thread that has 'eat' in its title and that's the only real identifier I remember.

Also most refer to red chakra as red ray, red chakra, moreso than root so I imagine a good number of relevant threads will be omitted because no one mentioned 'root' ray/chakra.
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04-24-2017, 10:24 PM,
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You can use Google to search the forum. But it probably won't find something in Treehuggers cause you have to be a member to see that one.

Like this:

site:http://www.bring4th.org/forums/ eat


Substitute "eat" with your word.

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04-27-2017, 09:20 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-27-2017, 10:32 AM by earth_spirit.)
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RE: Cannot Search, query too short
Ghostalker at your service.

TL;DR simply copypasta these into Google:

allintitle: "red" site:http://www.bring4th.org/forums/showthread.php

allintitle: "eat" site:http://www.bring4th.org/forums/showthread.php

Alternatively for "eat" and "eating":

allintitle: "eat" OR "eating" site:http://www.bring4th.org/forums/showthread.php



You could try Google Advanced Search, and type:

eat / red / red ray (into the this exact word or phrase: bar)

http://www.bring4th.org/forums/showthread.php (into the site or domain: bar)

Then set the "terms appearing" setting to "in the title of the page" from "anywhere in the page"

+ you could modify the "last update" setting from "anytime" to an approximate period of time for more precise results.

++ if you are uncertain that the thread title included "eat" as opposed to its present continuous form, you could type "eat" "eating" into the any of these words: bar.

Finally, you could do CTRL + F and type EAT or RED into the "Find" bar to highlight the "eat"s and "red"s.
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05-02-2017, 10:30 AM,
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RE: Cannot Search, query too short
(04-24-2017, 09:11 PM)Coordinate_Apotheosis Wrote:  I know this is asking a lot, but I have to ask.

Can we make the search function accept three letter search queries???  I want to find all threads of the red chakra, typing red brings back an error saying I need at least 4 characters to search.

Wwhhy 3:

This setting "Enter the minimum number of characters an individual word in a search query can be," is set to 2 characters.

I don't know why the software would require a minimum of 4.

I shall query with Steve and Austin.

 

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05-02-2017, 10:50 AM,
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Nice forum stats you got there, GLB

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05-02-2017, 04:04 PM,
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(05-02-2017, 10:30 AM)Bring4th_GLB Wrote:  
(04-24-2017, 09:11 PM)Coordinate_Apotheosis Wrote:  I know this is asking a lot, but I have to ask.

Can we make the search function accept three letter search queries???  I want to find all threads of the red chakra, typing red brings back an error saying I need at least 4 characters to search.

Wwhhy 3:

This setting "Enter the minimum number of characters an individual word in a search query can be," is set to 2 characters.

I don't know why the software would require a minimum of 4.

I shall query with Steve and Austin.

 

Gaaarrryy, sorry I didn't see your post! Thank you for looking into this, if you need any technical info just ask away~
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05-02-2017, 04:10 PM,
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(05-02-2017, 10:50 AM)earth_spirit Wrote:  Nice forum stats you got there, GLB

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05-02-2017, 07:18 PM,
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The Alpha G, Omega B Wink
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05-04-2017, 05:11 PM,
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Hi folks,

I uncovered a bit more information, which might be bad news. Included in the system settings is this description of the Minimum Search Word Length field:

"Enter the minimum number of characters an individual word in a search query can be. Set to 0 to disable (and accept the hard limit default of 3 for standard searching and 4 for MySQL fulltext searching). If you use MySQL fulltext searching and set this lower than the MySQL setting - MySQL will override it."

So far as I can tell, MySQL is overriding the setting of 2. It seems that the limit of 4 is hardwired into the database system. I'll double-check with Steve to make sure there's nothing we can do to change that, but it seems our hands may be tied.
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05-05-2017, 07:11 PM,
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I'm no whiz at programming but it sounds like the solution is to find the coded portions specifying 4 as a minimum and changing them to 3 in the MySQL programs, but I don't know if that's even possible to be done.  If not its no biggie,  e_s provided a good work around solution. Thank you guys for looking into it!  I find it funny that all this time no one on the administration ran into this problem xD
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05-05-2017, 08:10 PM,
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Sometimes variable names are not so clear.

Maybe a trigger could be put on mysql that when it reads less than 4 it puts the correct number. I'm not sure though.

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