Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Sticks of Central TX
well unless you are willing to pay for a major upgrade on the server we are not going to be able to provide 2 letter searches. Do you realize that would include words such as:
as well as the car models.
Then there is the 3 letter words. By enabling the 2 letter searches it puts such a load on the server to locate in every thread such comments of EA, ED, EL, XR etc. that it actually brought this server close to its knees with a load of over 180. You realize this not only affects you but the other users as well.
if you were to search every post with EA you would still come up with posts that were not even relevant to what you were wanting.
There is a reason why we created the icons with the vehicle names...ie.... EA, ED, EF, EL, BA, XR...etc That was to ease those that have to look for or want to look for posts containing information on them.
Like I have stated above if you are willing to drop a chuck of change on another server just to handle the MySQL processes for that sort of search I will be more than willing to take it and install the 2 letter word search. BTW this server is a Dual MP 2100 with 3gig of ram. It would have to be a minimum of a quad Xeon with 4 gigs of Ram.
Sorry, but i rather have the site up and running than crippled because folks want to search by car model.