Suggestions for Beta Search


ynori7
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Registered: 24.08.11 12:16
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Alright, I upgraded the search so that it doesn't only return exact matches like before, and it sorts the results based on relevance and displays that relevance to the user.

halls-of-valhalla.org/beta/bundles/valhallabase/img/sigs/archenemysig.jpg


ynori7
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Registered: 24.08.11 12:16
Timezone: UTC +2
Posts: 154

Alright, I upgraded the search so that it doesn't only return exact matches like before, and it sorts the results based on relevance and displays that relevance to the user.

halls-of-valhalla.org/beta/bundles/valhallabase/img/sigs/archenemysig.jpg


chess_rock
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Registered: 19.11.11 22:52
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Posts: 16

Sorry, for the late reply. I have this bad habit of not looking for clauses in mysql. I work with Oracle and that clause is extremely life saving, thought it also existed on other databases.

I really enjoyed the new search, it does not care if i write things out of order, which makes things extremely easy. But if i use big search queries with lots of terms the query becomes a bit heavy. For example, if i try the input:

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

I guess it'd be a good idea if you filtered the amount of terms you can have separated by spaces.

The other thing i had mentioned was the advanced search. Is is possible to choose the section of the site I want to look for? Does the search look for information in the forum threads? How will you fragment information when the search result is too big?

I have to admit the new search is way better than before. Congrats! grin


chess_rock
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Registered: 19.11.11 22:52
Timezone: UTC +0
Posts: 16

Sorry, for the late reply. I have this bad habit of not looking for clauses in mysql. I work with Oracle and that clause is extremely life saving, thought it also existed on other databases.

I really enjoyed the new search, it does not care if i write things out of order, which makes things extremely easy. But if i use big search queries with lots of terms the query becomes a bit heavy. For example, if i try the input:

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

I guess it'd be a good idea if you filtered the amount of terms you can have separated by spaces.

The other thing i had mentioned was the advanced search. Is is possible to choose the section of the site I want to look for? Does the search look for information in the forum threads? How will you fragment information when the search result is too big?

I have to admit the new search is way better than before. Congrats! grin


ynori7
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Registered: 24.08.11 12:16
Timezone: UTC +2
Posts: 154

chess_rock wrote:
For example, if i try the input...

That input didn't return any results for me, and also didn't take very long, so I don't really understand what you mean there.

At the moment it doesn't search the forum since I haven't integrated forum stuff into the beta section yet, but it will.

For the advanced search, maybe I could add some filters and other options for narrowing the search results.

halls-of-valhalla.org/beta/bundles/valhallabase/img/sigs/archenemysig.jpg


ynori7
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Registered: 24.08.11 12:16
Timezone: UTC +2
Posts: 154

chess_rock wrote:
For example, if i try the input...

That input didn't return any results for me, and also didn't take very long, so I don't really understand what you mean there.

At the moment it doesn't search the forum since I haven't integrated forum stuff into the beta section yet, but it will.

For the advanced search, maybe I could add some filters and other options for narrowing the search results.

halls-of-valhalla.org/beta/bundles/valhallabase/img/sigs/archenemysig.jpg


chess_rock
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Registered: 19.11.11 22:52
Timezone: UTC +0
Posts: 16

ynori7 wrote:
That input didn't return any results for me, and also didn't take very long, so I don't really understand what you mean there.

Oh, that was a coincidence then. When i searched for that input and longer ones, I guess the server was slow. Now it's working normally. My mistake.


chess_rock
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Registered: 19.11.11 22:52
Timezone: UTC +0
Posts: 16

ynori7 wrote:
That input didn't return any results for me, and also didn't take very long, so I don't really understand what you mean there.

Oh, that was a coincidence then. When i searched for that input and longer ones, I guess the server was slow. Now it's working normally. My mistake.