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    Search terms "too short"?

    Can someone help me? There is an extensive use of abbreviations (which I like) on HF, but the Search function won't let me search for things like "TQ", "UQ", "PLUQ", "HH", "WBBB", etc...

    Am I missing something?

    If not, can somebody fix the search to allow shorter terms (just a friendly question...not trying to be argumentative)?

    Thanks!

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    Check this out. It helped me a lot, not sure it will help with the search function though.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...read.php?t=216
    Last edited by Hototo; 03-03-2013 at 21:30.
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    Agreed...that article was most helpful when I started. I may have mis-stated my concern:

    I am unable to Search the forum for threads about TQ, UQ, PLUQ, HH, WBBB, etc... When I attempt a Search for any short/abbreviated term, the site tells me my search term is too short.

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    Google custom site search is your friend. From Google you can enter your search term and then include site:hammockforums.net (without any spaces!) at the end and it'll only search on the hf site. For example: https://www.google.com/#h=en&q=UQ+si...orums.net&fp=1

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    The site search function requires the use of atleast 4 characters per word. So while UQ won't work PLUQ will.

    As already mentioned using the google site search function is a great way to find information that would otherwise be lost.
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    OK...I will use Google. Problem solved...thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I also use googlle this way to search

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