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2 character minimum in search

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GunSlingerBoy:
as an admin and a regular user on several SMF's this annoys me when i have to omit characters like "a" and numbers and such when they are critical to finding the posts and or threads

Arantor:
They're not critical. In almost every case such really common words are automatically excluded, even when SMF doesn't have complete control over it.

Kindred:
That request is just plain silly....

how is "a" critical in a search?

searching for "treatise petunias" will bring up the post with the title or contents: "A treatise on petunias"

searching for just "a" would bring up nearly every post....

Even google excludes words like "a" and "an"....

MrPhil:
A word that is a single letter or even two letters is usually considered just "noise" and should be ignored. If it's something important to look for as part of a phrase, put it in quotation marks: "i have to omit".

kat:

--- Quote from: Kindredlink=topic=479967.msg3359266#msg3359266 date=1340509637 ---That request is just plain silly....

--- End quote ---

Funnily enough, I agree with GunSlingerBoy, totally.

If you're searching for certain pieces of code, as I sometimes do, here, it's a pain in the arse. :P

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