Search rules and short words

Discussion in 'Forum Discussion' started by specci48, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. specci48

    specci48 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    What are the search rules of this forum?

    If I start a search, looking after all posts containing the text "RGB", I get no hits. Why? Is the search string to short?
    If I use a four character string like "green", everythings looks fine.


    specci48
     
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    The limit is 3 characters, so it should have worked.
    I'll check it.
     
  3. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    I also find that I need at least a five character word for search to work.
     
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Four characters works here.
    Three characters words are not indexed in the database as it may overload the server.
     
  5. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Then why does a search for "help" bring up no matches when I know it exists in several threads?
     
  6. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Maybe it is a too common word.
    Most of the other four words I tried work.
     
  7. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Maybe I hit unlucky with the first few four letter words I tried. I always try to think of five letter words minimum now if I do a search.
     
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