Hi there, our forum has quite a few 2-character technical keywords. For now I kept my
min search term length at the default of 3. This is fine for site-wide searches, because if an additional search term >=3 chars is added it appears that it does also weight the 2-char terms for the results. But on-page searches for 2-char terms in long threads that haven’t been fully loaded into the buffer can be a problem. Ideally it would be nice if the Discourse inner-topic search would work for 2 characters, but it appears there’s some reason why it hasn’t been implemented yet:
- In-topic search: Is that possible to relax the minimum search character to 2?
- Two-letter in topic search does not seem to work - #5 by codinghorror
Meanwhile, how much of a hit would it take on the server in terms of processing time and database size if the
min search term length were reduced to
2 on a large English language forum?