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Old 10-13-03, 10:35 AM
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Search feature in DVDTalk

The VBulletin search feature is such a piece of cr*p. I tried to search for posts on the movie "die another day" and see what I get?

"The search term you specified (day) is under the minimum word length (4) and therefore will not be found. Please make this term longer.
If this term contains a wildcard, please make this term more specific."

Geoff you need to talk to the idiots who make this software and ask them to fix this.
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Old 10-13-03, 10:45 AM
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If you want to search for a three-letter word, you can add an asterick. Try "die* another day*".
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However, "search" is a six-letter word, and searching for 'search' in this forum would return a number of threads where Geoff notes that this is a known issue and one that will hopefully be corrected with the next version of the software.
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Old 10-13-03, 12:49 PM
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The devil made me do it!

Originally posted by ctyner
However, "search" is a five-letter word [....]
1) S
2) E
3) A
4) R
5) C
6) H

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Well, give or take.
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Old 10-13-03, 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by Groucho
If you want to search for a three-letter word, you can add an asterick. Try "die* another day*".
I tried this just now and it timed out. This is an I/O intensive search and probably the reason why the coders refused to include three letter words, because they might result in more non-relevant hits than the searcher intended. But they should allow three letter words in conjunction with Boolean operators like AND, OR and NOT, which will keep the search within a restricted scope and hence makes it faster.
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[So, who did the invisible edit?]

Originally posted by ctyner
Well, give or take.
Only joshing.
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Originally posted by Groucho
If you want to search for a three-letter word, you can add an asterick. Try "die* another day*".
ASTERISK

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