Aargh! Why does this forum make searching such a pain?

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  1. Big Swede

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    I just tried to search for "gps app" and it wouldn't even try it, apparently 3-letter words are 'too short' to be worthy of a search. As if searching for "Global Positioning System Application" will do any better. :mad:
     

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    Welcome to the forums, Big Swede!
    I moved this to the Suggestion Box for admin to see and help you out. :)
     
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  3. Phases

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    I've added those for indexing but it may take some time for that to happen. Anything under four characters I have to specify individually what to allow. So, if there are others relevant to us, feel free to suggest.
     
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  4. breadnatty08

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    Sorry I don't know the specifics, but I've heard from other staff that searching via Google can be more accurate.
     
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  5. dylane

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    To do this just type your search term into Google (or pretty much any other search engine) followed by "site:http://androidforums.com"
     
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  6. Big Swede

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    Thanks everybody, I appreciate your help!
     
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  7. Big Swede

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    Tried "gps app" site search again today, didn't get the "too short" warning, but it said no matches were found. That can't be right. I looked at my search parameters and they seem OK, not sure what is wrong. Maybe I'll try the google search method.
     
  8. EarlyMon

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    With over 1.3 million and a gajillion posts (yep, that's the official number lol) it'll likely take a bit for the indexing to catch up.

    Thanks for your patience! :)
     
  9. PyroSporker

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    Thanks for this ^ I maybe have read this method in the past but have forgotten it since (I'm not very internet search engine literate). Bookmarked this time. ;)

    If it is not in a Tips and Tricks thread or Guide on this forum somewhere I think it should be added as a tip in the FAQs or something? Maybe over here? (side note: the hide/show tags don't seem to be functioning in this thread - I recall this being a widespread issue sometime ago - or maybe there were photos linked that a host site lost)

    It has been a minor annoyance for a long while that it seems I have to log in just to execute a search, especially when I am on the go. And frustrating that a search cannot have strings that are 3 characters or less. The mobile and tech world is an acronym soup. Most of which are 3 characters or less. The list could really get quite extensive.
     
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  10. Stucky

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    Can you add "PIN" to the database please. Forgotten mine and the forum won't search on it to help me find a topic to reset it.
     
  11. Phases

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    Yeah can do.
     
  12. Big Swede

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    I tried the google search method, and it worked pretty well, found some decent info.
     
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  13. Shotgun84

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    Whatever he said.
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    apk, usb and adb don't get recognised either.
     
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  14. Shotgun84

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    Whatever he said.
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    And Mac
     
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  15. Stucky

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    And AVG or tab, ta
     
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    And LOL so I can find the lulz :vroam:
     

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