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Search for terms that are 3 letters or less broken

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by netsecsys, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. netsecsys

    netsecsys near: Bellingham, WA Active Member

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    It seems as though the search function is broken for terms that are 3 letters or less. When I search for FAL or USP it returns no results (which is not correct). Please advise if I am doing something wrong.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    I don't believe its ever worked, though it would be nice, maybe I should have reported it as a bug instead of just thinking of it as normal...
     
  3. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    go to google, click "advanced search".

    in "all of these words:" type what you are searching for.

    in "search within a site or domain:" type "northwestfirearms.com"

    click "advanced search"
     
  4. netsecsys

    netsecsys near: Bellingham, WA Active Member

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    Cool. Thanks.

     
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    A number of forums have searches for short terms disabled. Maybe the error message is wrong. But the google approach is one I'd also recommend.
     
  6. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip, I learned something new today! :thumbup:
     
  7. jordanka16

    jordanka16 Albany, OR Active Member

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    I remember being able to search for 3 letter words before, it never worked for words 2 letters or less though.
     
  8. netsecsys

    netsecsys near: Bellingham, WA Active Member

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    Abiqua's suggestion worked great. A little further investigation turns up the following works in a standard google search:

    FAL site:www.northwestfirearms.com

    Thanks.
     
  9. no time

    no time Roseburg area Active Member

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    This works great! I'd like to thank netsecsys for asking the question and Abiqua for the great tip.
    If you click where it says "Date, usage rights, numeric range, and more" you can filter by dates also.
     
  10. snew

    snew Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    :hitwithrock: Gee. That's wonderful but what would be even more wonderful is if the search in classifieds actually worked for smaller searches.:whip:

    It's hard to believe everyone is willing to embrace a workaround rather than have the problem fixed. :(
     
  11. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    try searching for a CZ 75.... feel my pain?!:(

    Is there a reason why it can't be fixed?
     
  12. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    You can also shortcut it by typing something like this "search terms site:northwestfirearms.com" and you don't have to use the advanced search button.
     
  13. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ask and ye shall receive! (sometimes)

    Should be working now, here in the site-based search ;)
     
  14. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    You could also do keyword searches for items 3 letters or less.
     
  15. Nimh

    Nimh Everett, WA Member

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    That's cool. Thanks! :thumbup:

    How about a way of searching the classified section by state. Am I missing an option somewhere?
     
  16. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    You can. Do an advanced search and you can specify wtt wts etc. Use ctrl+ to select multiple options on the list.
     
  17. Nimh

    Nimh Everett, WA Member

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    Aah-Haaa! Figured it was something I missed. Thanks Dyjital. Between this and the Admin fix, things just got a whole lot easier.