Ray Turner's picture

Keyword Length

I have a photo of a bee. I have no idea what bee (other than it’s not a Bumble Bee) so I search for observations of ‘bees’. This of course leads to an error message of ‘...include...keyword...5 characters...’. No good! what if I want to search for a ‘fly’ or an ‘ant’? Please change.

Ray

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Thistle's picture

Annoying,isn't it?

There are, however, some work-arounds which can be used until things are fixed. See http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/303233.

Ian

hydrurga's picture

Yup

I'd like to add my voice to this frustrating aspect of the search function. Many thanks Ian for the link to the workarounds ("close male fern" works a treat in place of "male fern"). It's a pity that many people will never know these workarounds however, and thus become exasperated at not being able to search for what they require.

Pete
www.leptonyx.com/nature/