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I feel like I must be missing something, but searching for things never returns results. For example, I searched for "Neo Geo Search" (as seen in the attachment), and it came back with nothing. Yet when I search through Google, I get this, which is exactly what I'm looking for. Am I missing something?

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20 minutes ago, WraithTDK said:

I feel like I must be missing something, but searching for things never returns results. For example, I searched for "Neo Geo Search" (as seen in the attachment), and it came back with nothing. Yet when I search through Google, I get this, which is exactly what I'm looking for. Am I missing something?

Neo Geo Search.png

Welp, the forums software is what handles this, so I don't have the source code for it. I've noticed that other searches seem to be working fine, but I have no idea why SNK Neo Geo isn't coming up with anything. Sorry for the trouble.

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hmmm. This is really weird. You're right, I searched for "Nintendo" I get results. I search for "Play Station" I get results. But none of these words get any results, searched single or in combination:

SNK

Neo

Geo

AES

MVS

Seems like some weird kind of filter is in place.

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It seems to pull results if you omit the space between Neo and Geo and use NeoGeo

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FIGURED IT OUT! It's the length. The search function ignores anything under four characters. Job, bob, cat, dog, no results. So Neo, Geo, AES, MVS - all three-letter words. 

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27 minutes ago, Jason Carr said:

Well that's dumb, but I guess we get to live with it. Probably how it's designed.

I've seen this on other sites using different forum software as well. Mostly like to help prevent overwhelming the backend with possible massive results that could result from using such small search terms.

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