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ADMIN: Request on search term length if you are able to change the setting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nicholasalipaz, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. nicholasalipaz

    nicholasalipaz FEOA Member

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    This is a request for the ADMINs. I am a website developer so I know there is usually a setting for this in most forum software and it usually warns you of course, but could you reduce the minimum length for search terms down to 3 characters? Most site indexer settings will warn that reducing to such a small value could cause a lot more space to be used up in the database which is true to some extent but this isn't a huge forum so I doubt it would be a big deal.

    My selfish reason for such a request:
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I don't think that is something that admin have access too.
    A better fix would to be to do a search via Google.
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    nicholasalipaz FEOA Member

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    Yeah, was thinking I might just do a "exp site:feoa.net" in google, but that doesn't narrow to a particular forum. No worries, I am crafty.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I don't use Google but could you do "exp site:feoa.net/forums/1st-gen-1981-1990-cvh.33/"
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    nicholasalipaz FEOA Member

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    In my experience it really only looks at the domain, not the path after it. That search would work, but will just ignore the extra bits after the domain name. Could be wrong, but that is what my memory tells me
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    93scortluv Well-Known Member

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    Let me see what I have access too, the site owners have physically locked the forum software down to their own private 24 block... so most things are locked away so we cant touch them.
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    93scortluv Well-Known Member

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    okay took a look [​IMG] and it's at 4, I'll need to wait for the site owners to come in and approve that change to 3.
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    93scortluv Well-Known Member

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    Main reason I'm not wanting to tinker much with the back end is because we get this error way to often and I do not want to brick the site.

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    nicholasalipaz FEOA Member

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    That is an issue at the server with server resources and means the hosting provider is struggling to handle load. Nothing you do or don’t do is gonna avoid or fix that aside from the host fixing their issues or you moving to a new server
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    93scortluv Well-Known Member

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    They actually moved the whole backhaul to google cloud servers some time back.
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