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Old 12-20-2016, 07:03 PM   #1
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Search feature broken

Tried to do a search of all the forums for LAX, and came up with nothing. Then I went to the Ammo forum, and did a forum search for LAX. Again, nothing.

Tried searching google for LAX on www.kimbertalk.com, and came up with the results I sought.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:09 PM   #2
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Same here Rusty....KT "search" is/has always" been useless...
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:32 PM   #3
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The search feature has nothing to do with Kimber Talk it's the software that the forum is using. The built in search feature on vBulletin forum software has been know to suck for years. You will find the same problem on any kind of forum that runs on vBulletin software.
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:38 AM   #4
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Right now the Search is set up that any entry shorter then 4 letters won't give any results. This is to keep search results from being so large as to be useless. Not sure if this is just the default setting the site software came with or if it was set as such.

Any reason I shouldn't turn it down to 3?

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What harm can it do, 80% of the searches I do now come up with nothing.
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The gods are irony were looking down at this thread, because when I changed the limit from 4 - 3, it caused a Database error and crashed the site.

I can smile because I was here and we were able to fix it right away. Was a fluke crash, and I was able to change the setting after

Having the minimum limit too low can cause other DB errors when searching on the site as it tries to gather to many results, though a difference between 4 and 3 shouldn't matter.

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Old 12-22-2016, 11:22 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by RustyIron View Post
Tried to do a search of all the forums for LAX, and came up with nothing. Then I went to the Ammo forum, and did a forum search for LAX. Again, nothing.

Tried searching google for LAX on www.kimbertalk.com, and came up with the results I sought.
Did you try looking for ex-LAX? That may help get things going......
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