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    I've set my Minimum word length for my search to '2' because a lot of the people on my forum are searching for things like 40/21/0 etc. I've told them to remove the / part and only search for the numbers - 40 21 etc, but it's returning a "no matches" result.

    I know there are heaps of threads that contain these numbers. Can you only search for words?

  • #2
    I just tested this and I was able to successfully search for numbers like this:


    I included the quotes. You might have to use the fulltext search engine for this:

    Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Search Type (on the left, not the right)


    • #3
      Hrm. I'm currently using the Fulltext search engine.

      Would it be a 2 digit thing? I don't have any 4 digit numbers to search for on my forum unfortunately. But I would think if I have set the minimum word search to 2 digits, it should work...


      • #4
        2 digits is usually below the minimum word length for fulltext. This document details the relevant server settings:

        Your host will probably need to change these for you.


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