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    Doing Searches

    Is there anyway to have a search with 3 letters? It tells me I need 4, but I don't want to search a word that has 4, just 3.
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    Aaron, right now it's set to limit search words to four letters since three-letter searches would add a LOT of extra words to the search database (most of them words that wouldn't likely be searched for), and that, in turn, could put a high load on the servers, which would slow everything down. I don't have specific numbers to know how much it would affect things, but the vBulletin documentation strongly recommends against allowing searches for words shorter than 4 letters.

    I know there's a way to use Google to search a specific forum. I'll see if I can find more details about it.
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    Here's an example using SMC's Google Search feature
    "http://www.google.com/search?domains=sawmillcreek.org&sitesearch=sawmill creek.org&q=jet+bandsaw"

    Ought to be pretty easy to substitute the right stuff for FWW
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    Aaron,

    Go to http://www.google.com

    paste in this string:

    router site:familywoodworking.org

    or try

    bench site:familywoodworking.org

    or

    bit site:familywoodworking.org

    That last one returns this:

    Results 1 - 10 of about 2,650 from familywoodworking.org for bit.

    Works like a dream...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Thanks Bill. I knew it was an easy string. I'll try to remember that...

    search term site:familywoodworking.org
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Thanks guys, that will work for me.
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