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Forums/Discussion Searching Issues

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by tablefx, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. tablefx

    tablefx Well-Known

    Jul 26, 2014
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    Hi there,

    I was wondering if anyone else had come across the problem when searching for acronyms throughout the OB website? There's a searching setting in place that requires 4 or more characters when conducting a search.

    Ironically, most acronyms for plastics are 3 letters long. eg: abs, pla, pet

    How do people overcome this when searching?
  2. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Resident Builder Project Maker Builder

    Jun 28, 2013
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    Hello @tablefx
    Thanks for the feedback. We will look into correcting this.
    We are also looking to make the search feature better as a whole as well.
    Thank you
  3. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder

    Dec 20, 2013
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    Add a * as the fourth character. This will of course lead to a few false positives (absolute, plate, Peter) but if you limit the search to the specific forum you are interested in, this will limit the number found.

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