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Searches are limited to words with four characters or more in them, normally to reduce strain on the server. It takes more grunt to search forums for three letter words :)


 


Probably one for Craig to comment further on :)


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I'm not sure if Craig will ban for me saying this, but if you search for:


 


*PST* then you get your hits... There is one.


 


Star three characters star.


 


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The other option is to use a search engine that searches areas accessible by the public of the website, like the one at the bottom of this page:


 


http://www.google.com/enterprise/search/products/gss.html


 


JD

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I'm not sure if Craig will ban for me saying this, but if you search for:

 

*PST* then you get your hits... There is one.

 

Star three characters star.

 

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The other option is to use a search engine that searches areas accessible by the public of the website, like the one at the bottom of this page:

 

http://www.google.com/enterprise/search/products/gss.html

 

JD

 

I prefer public beatings to bans. ;)

 

Stephen is right though - it does cause more load on the server to search for 3 characters. Some MySQL configurations enforce 4 characters searches minimum which, I believe, is the case here. (edit: tested and this is the case, so 4 characters minimum I'm afraid!)

 

You can of course use wildcards as James suggests. ;)

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I prefer public beatings to bans. ;)

 

Stephen is right though - it does cause more load on the server to search for 3 characters. Some MySQL configurations enforce 4 characters searches minimum which, I believe, is the case here. (edit: tested and this is the case, so 4 characters minimum I'm afraid!)

 

You can of course use wildcards as James suggests. ;)

 

Ooooh goodie, do we get to do a public shoe-ing? :D

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