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Old 11-11-2015, 14:10   #1
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Would it be possible to drop the minimum number of letters you can search on down to 2...

So many things relating to the cars are 3 letters, and also so are most common TLA's

Often you want to be able to search on a specific part, but the noun that specifies it, is only 3 letters.

Oil, I want "oil filter" rather than Fuel, Pollen, Mini...
Also if you want differential, gearbox, engine, oil related things, you have to wade through every search result that mentions one of the above.

Air, I want "Air con Radiator", not cooling or heater radiator...

Fan... Heating, cooling, radiator, electric "Air con fan"!!!!

Dog... Dog guard

Fog... Fog light switch, Map Light

Fob... "key fob"

Then there are all these....

SVO, WVO, PSI, Cat, Tow, Rod, Tax, Amp, Cup, ECU, Red, Top, Reg, Box, Cob, Rev, Rim, Max, Pod, Mix, MOT, Gap, LED, Ice, Cog, DIN, DLR, DRL, FET, Mud, HID, Gun, Hub, Off, Ohm, Pin.


Please.....
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Old 11-11-2015, 15:41   #2
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Would it be possible to drop the minimum number of letters you can search on down to 2...

So many things relating to the cars are 3 letters, and also so are most common TLA's

Often you want to be able to search on a specific part, but the noun that specifies it, is only 3 letters.

Oil, I want "oil filter" rather than Fuel, Pollen, Mini...
Also if you want differential, gearbox, engine, oil related things, you have to wade through every search result that mentions one of the above.

Air, I want "Air con Radiator", not cooling or heater radiator...

Fan... Heating, cooling, radiator, electric "Air con fan"!!!!

Dog... Dog guard

Fog... Fog light switch, Map Light

Fob... "key fob"

Then there are all these....

SVO, WVO, PSI, Cat, Tow, Rod, Tax, Amp, Cup, ECU, Red, Top, Reg, Box, Cob, Rev, Rim, Max, Pod, Mix, MOT, Gap, LED, Ice, Cog, DIN, DLR, DRL, FET, Mud, HID, Gun, Hub, Off, Ohm, Pin.


Please.....
We don't have much control over this sort of thing unfortunately, the search engine is only ever going to be as good as the developers that create the platform that we use (vBulletin I think).

I have to admit the search facility isn't great but there are a lot of nifty features in the advanced search section. Try and be a little more specific with your searches.

We all as forum users can make the search better ourselves by adding tags to the threads, I agree this is quite time consuming but does help when searching
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Old 11-11-2015, 15:43   #3
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Do you guys get the option in the picture attached at the bottom of a thread or do I only get that because I'm admin?
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Old 11-11-2015, 15:56   #4
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Old 11-11-2015, 16:35   #5
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Yeh I have struggled a bit with searches cos' of that
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