|Posted: March 11, 2007, 5:37 pm - IP Logged|
I understand, but there comes a point when doing such complex searches becomes so taxing on the database that it can actually disrupt the entire web site if too many people do simultaneous searches. 10 was a good number for many reasons, including being a good balance between performance and flexibility, and the fact that it lets you search for all triples (and other popular Pick 3 searches).
Remember, it's not just doing a simple search. It has many options like positional searches, various date ranges, max/min nums to match, etc.
Plus, with the existing search you can do everything you want -- it just takes more than one step.
I will say that I have gotten this request a few times over the past several years, so I know there is a desire for it. I just have some concerns about it, at least right now. Maybe at some point in the future, when I host the results database on its own server, I can revisit this topic.
Thanks for the feedback!!