4 letter limit on searches - WHY?

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  1. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Hey Steve (@Rat Rod ),

    Is there a reason why the forum search has a minimum word length of 4 characters? I imagine in the early days it may have helped search performance. But I would guess that shouldn't be an issue nowadays.
     
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    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    It's always been set to "1", but apparently the server must have a four character minimum.

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    Strange. It's been 4 for as long as i can remember. It's 1 or 2 on the cabe.
     
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    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    No idea...never have changed this setting since the forum was set up.

    That's what makes me think the MySQL database on the server may have a default of "4" and it's overriding what the forum software is set to.
     
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    Must be it. Thanks. It's still way cooler here than that other bike forum. :D
     
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