complaint on "search" fxn


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CZ-75
February 15, 2003, 03:16 PM
I want to object to the three character minimum.

I just tried to look up "Kahr P9," but couldn't due to the restriction.

I could add a dash between "P" and "9," but since that isn't the correct designation, finding listings would be the exception rather than the rule.

This means having to wade through 258 possible threads.

If there is a way to bypass this, tell me please.

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GunNut
February 15, 2003, 03:51 PM
I too have found this quite a hassle.

I think I have found the best way to get around this.

In the search field put either *K9 or K9*, this will give you a few items not desired but not 200+.

Good luck,

Steve

TheBluesMan
February 16, 2003, 01:06 AM
The three-character limit for the search function is necessary from both an economical standpoint and a speed standpoint.

A two-letter search ability would multiply the time required for the server to search through the index. In addition, indexing the entire site would become incredibly time consuming as our database grows. If the limit were lowered to two letters, *everyone* would notice a slowdown in response time when connecting to THR.

Take GunNut's advice on how to effectively search the database. Keep the three-letter limit in mind when posting too. Type the model number of firearms so they can easily be found when searching. For example:

Good: CZ75
Bad: CZ 75

Good: Model70
Bad: Model 70

Good: AR15
Bad: AR 15

Good: AK47
Bad: AK 47


You get the idea. :)

And remember, at THR, your satisfaction is guaranteed or you get double your money back! ;)

Plan-B
February 19, 2003, 03:15 PM
And remember, at THR, your satisfaction is guaranteed or you get double your money back!

I smell a refund!!! :D

MitchSchaft
February 19, 2003, 05:48 PM
I had this same thought the other day. He does make a good point, though. I use the * to add a 3rd character.

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