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Mhtml
02-16-2003, 01:36 PM
I curse that limit I does. It has ticked me off soooo many times but none more than today.

I wanted to search for "how to run cgi on pws".
Could it possibly be adjusted? Or would that cause even more problems?

scroots
02-16-2003, 02:29 PM
just think of thouse three letter words e.g. ASP, PHP, CGI which appear in every post so it will produce many irrelevlant posts and make all searches take longer

scroots

ionsurge
02-16-2003, 03:04 PM
Yeah but it does get annoying when your search query does not have words that exceed 3 characters...

cg9com
02-17-2003, 12:20 AM
http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14538

Mhtml
02-17-2003, 06:34 AM
Doh!
Thanks cg9com.

cg9com
02-17-2003, 07:54 AM
:D

mouse
02-17-2003, 08:32 PM
Breakthrough!!! <- especially for CodingForums.com users :D

Use double wildcards; if you're searching for 'cgi' use **cgi**, searching for 'cgi on pws' use **cgi pws** and whatever combos you wish.

Thank you and good night :thumbsup::D

redhead
02-17-2003, 09:41 PM
lol! nice one mouse ;)

cg9com
02-17-2003, 11:59 PM
i didnt know a wildcard after the first would make any difference.

mouse
02-18-2003, 02:13 AM
It's all down to the flux capacitance of the wildcard being inversely polarised to the electrolytic search minkies, tricks 'em you see.

cg9com
02-19-2003, 04:39 AM
wow! thanks alot mouse for that useful information!
*looks around*, WA your seeing this right? ;)

kwhubby
02-25-2003, 12:20 AM
if the searching those really common words was too much of a problem, you could make a more "inteligent" search filter, that had a list of single words that wern't allowed to be searched so people could not just put in the word "the" or whatever and get every single post, just wasting bandwidth, and server processing.



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