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why cant we do 3 letter searches like "mpg"?

I dont get it. I want to be able to do 3 letter searches like "MPG", can the search filter please be changed to allow it?

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The vbulletin search system uses the mysql fulltext search index which is limited by default to 4 letters. Reducing it to 3 on a shared server would cause too much load, since the change would be server-wide.

To get round this, use the google search option on the drop down menu. It works fine for 3, 2 or 1 letters!
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pottsy, thanks, that works perfectly!
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