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LonV
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Small search words

Post by LonV » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:31 am

I'd like to make a request to allow small search words to be allowed. For example, I can't search for "PLA" or "raft".

Thanks!

LonV
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Re: Small search words

Post by LonV » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:45 am

"sticking" :D

roller
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Re: Small search words

Post by roller » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:16 am

I think you are hitting two different issues there (if phpBB which we are using is set to defaults). Searches below 3 letters are ignored (both a phpBB and mySQL setting that needs to be changed before rebuilding the index).... and the common word search where a percentage of the most common words are ignored - this setting has to be quite low on 3D printing boards to stop PLA and ABS falling into this abyss.

ahd71
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Re: Small search words

Post by ahd71 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:50 pm

Searching forum for the word 'temperature' doesn't work but using google works with the following form:
'site:pp3dp.com temperature '

Still it would be nice if it worked within the forum instead of the workaround :-)

eyUP
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Re: Small search words

Post by eyUP » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:40 am

It's not too difficult to add a google search box to phpBB
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=1344605

Maybe the admin could look at implementing it? A decent search may cut down on all those repeat questions :?

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