Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: forum search restrictions

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    194

    Default forum search restrictions

    In being a good lurker, I search a lot on this forum. However, I've found a couple of irritating issues while searching that I'd like some guidance on:

    1. Cannot search for any word smaller than 4 letters.

    It would be helpful to be able to search for things like eee, arp, 901, the, and (haha, joking). Seriously, I can't remember the others I've tried in the past that would have been helpful but I feel the need is there.

    2. There is no boolean search.

    No AND, OR, "". Exact phrase, all the words, something qualifying what in the terms to search for. For example, in searching for: ettercap iptables, it finds all posts containing ettercap or iptables, not both. And again, an exact phrase search option would be beneficial, IMO.

    Thanks...

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2,008

    Default

    vBulletin based forums are not exactly known for their superior search functions, which is why one of out forum members kindly provided us with this custom google search engine:
    http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=00...%3Avpdhc1qej9k

    The three letter minimum restriction is however possible to get around by using the asterisk (*) character.
    -Monkeys are like nature's humans.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    194

    Default

    Suhweet! Bookmarked...

    Maybe a link to that in the rules somewhere when it mentions searching? I probably just skimmed over it and missed this somewhere.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •