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In my forum, searching in all areas for a 3 character word ("mew") returns 0 results despite the 3 character word being a fairly common word. I did some MariaDB query logging and found this criteria being used in the search query:

MATCH(index_content,index_title) AGAINST (? IN BOOLEAN MODE)

As far as I can tell, the search term is being ignored because it's too short, but it looks like the default minimum search term length is 3 characters. Does anyone know how to verify whether the configured minimum search term length is what I think it is?

Side note: If IPS staff is reading this, I recommend adding a way for the user to know that their search term(s) is/are too short and not proceeding to search with the above SQL query.

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