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i dont know if its possible but can the search function be changed so it can accept searches for 3 letter words? its really fucking me over the past decades. hgh, dht, trt, pct.... some of the most important subjects cant be searched.
 

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i dont know if its possible but can the search function be changed so it can accept searches for 3 letter words? its really fucking me over the past decades. hgh, dht, trt, pct.... some of the most important subjects cant be searched.
I hate to break it to ya, but those aren't words.
 
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i dont know if its possible but can the search function be changed so it can accept searches for 3 letter words? its really fucking me over the past decades. hgh, dht, trt, pct.... some of the most important subjects cant be searched.
100% agree with you. Needs to be changed
 
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-- Ah the 3-letter search conundrum. Tis the bane of nearly all message forums. I'll take a look and see if anything can be done, but can't make any promises as I think I looked into this years ago with no luck.
 
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-- I did a little research and basically the answer is "no." It's an issue related to MySQL servers. that make the default to 4 letters. However, you could try adding asterisks to your 3-letter word -- for example, when I search for "trt" I get an error message and no results. When I enter **trt** and hit the search button I get numerous results to my search. I'd suggest trying that. I suppose any combination of asterisks will work as well -- a search for CJM* or *CJM should also fool the system.
 
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Asterisk before your three letters, been working fine since 1999. And you can search this site without even landing on the site.

For example; if you plug this into your search engine - site:http://www.candianjuicemonsters.net"trt" it will return threads from this forum only with "trt" contained in the thread title or post. Include the quotes.
 

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Asterisk before your three letters, been working fine since 1999. And you can search this site without even landing on the site.

For example; if you plug this into your search engine - site:http://www.candianjuicemonsters.net"trt" it will return threads from this forum only with "trt" contained in the thread title or post. Include the quotes.
Didn’t even realize it used * wild cards that’s cool
 
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Asterisk before your three letters, been working fine since 1999. And you can search this site without even landing on the site.

For example; if you plug this into your search engine - site:http://www.candianjuicemonsters.net"trt" it will return threads from this forum only with "trt" contained in the thread title or post. Include the quotes.
Amazing! Lol

*Thx
 
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