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    Default enable 3 character search length please

    not sure if this has come up before but it would be great to enable 3 character length searches... akfiles does this not sure of the forum template/ architecture is different or not... but at the moment cant search for "9mm" or "akv" or "357" - which would be very helpful

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    Default Re: enable 3 character search length please

    Quote Originally Posted by bugout View Post
    not sure if this has come up before but it would be great to enable 3 character length searches... akfiles does this not sure of the forum template/ architecture is different or not... but at the moment cant search for "9mm" or "akv" or "357" - which would be very helpful
    Or 223, 556, 308, etc.

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    Default Re: enable 3 character search length please

    It was explained in computereze why it wouldn't be prudent at this juncture, when I asked in a thread a while back.

    Conjunctions crash the search system or something.



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    Default Re: enable 3 character search length please

    makes no sense... akfiles forum uses 3 letter w no problem, not asking for conjunctions just 3 characters - if excluding punctuation marks helps this then exclude them... the entire gun world is ruled by 3 characters i.e. calibers and models

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    Default Re: enable 3 character search length please

    Quote Originally Posted by bugout View Post
    makes no sense... akfiles forum uses 3 letter w no problem, not asking for conjunctions just 3 characters - if excluding punctuation marks helps this then exclude them... the entire gun world is ruled by 3 characters i.e. calibers and models
    Most of the things I want to search for seem to have three letters too.

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    Default Re: enable 3 character search length please

    YES THIS!
    TriggerTime LLc 01 FFL STILL OPEN!!! NRA CRSO/Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun inst.

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    Default Re: enable 3 character search length please

    Agreed.

    VP9, XDm, BFR

    Lots of firearm related things are TLA compliant
    * Three Letter Acronym

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    Default Re: enable 3 character search length please

    The problem with this, as I understand it from other forums I'm on, is it takes a LOT more resources to run a search when it is just 3 characters.

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    Default Re: enable 3 character search length please

    Why would you ever want all results with, for example, 9mm? It would be too much to be useful. Need more context to get back reasonable results.

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    Default Re: enable 3 character search length please

    Quote Originally Posted by free View Post
    Why would you ever want all results with, for example, 9mm? It would be too much to be useful. Need more context to get back reasonable results.
    no sorry you are wrong, the search spits back tons of hits if just 9mm" but you combine like "9mm ammo" etc and root out whats needed... or keep the "9mm" and sort through in chronologic order/ thread area or other sorting means... its incredibly effective and easy as stated do it/ use on akfiles forum alot successfully

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