View Full Version : Improved searchability of forums

04-09-2006, 04:55 PM
It would simplify and encourage searching if a search input box were always visible near the top of each page. The search drop-down/pop-up approach is awkward.

You can't search for common 3 character acronyms such as POP and SPF. Is there a minimum word length configuration variable you could change?

04-12-2006, 01:51 PM
I appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately, the search box is limited in location and can only be pulled from at the top of the screen.

As for the parameters in the number of characters you can enter in - we have just adjusted that. Previously, the minimum was 4 and now its 3. Hopefully that will assist. Thank you!

08-29-2006, 04:02 PM
I agree that WH forums are not very search friendly in terms of results returned and could use better filtering. As a workaround, I often employ search engines like Yahoo to search for a topic WITHIN WestHost forums (i.e. because it returns better results). It's a headscratcher...