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Searching ATS for YT-video ID - not possible?

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posted on Apr, 13 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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Hi ATS

I recently did a search on a youtube-video-id. Nothing was found. After some fiddling with search words, i did find a post with the related video. It had the exact same youtube-video-id.

But it would have been alot more user-friendly, not to mention faster, if it could be possible to search for yt-video-ids. Would most likely also reduce the number of redundant posts?

Not sure if this will "overload" the search indexes in the DB, just a suggestion.

Also, if someone posts the wrong YT-link, adding the http... part, wouldn't it be possible to strip the http parts, extracting the yt-id. Its simple string manipulation imho. Just another suggestion.

Thanks for a great site

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posted on Apr, 13 2014 @ 08:36 AM
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In order for the search engine to do that, it would have to be able to search for text within a hyperlink as the actual YT vid number does not appear in the text of the post.

That might be useful but I have no idea as to the difficulty or feasibility within the constraints of the search engine ATS uses nor what other issues may arise because of it..
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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 04:16 PM
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Riffrafter
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In order for the search engine to do that, it would have to be able to search for text within a hyperlink as the actual YT vid number does not appear in the text of the post.

That might be useful but I have no idea as to the difficulty or feasibility within the constraints of the search engine ATS uses nor what other issues may arise because of it..
edit on 4/13/2014 by Riffrafter because: (no reason given)


Not sure i understand you correctly, but how can you store the post without the YT link? The YT link is not within a hyperlink, but within the boards TAG's.

The TAG "YVID", and the YT-ID would be in the post-data, like below

[yTvid]YD-video-ID[/yTvid]

Yes the above TAG's are incorrect, in order to show you what i mean. If the YT-link wasn't stored in the post-data, you would lose the position of the video too.



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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 09:07 PM
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You're right - I misspoke. I meant that the vid # is in the tag (not hyperlink) vs. being in the text of the post.

I think tags are treated like formatting and are therefore ignored by the search engine. Same goes for emoticons. I don't believe any of the text that goes between the colons is searchable i.e. lol, cheers, wow, uzi, etc.

Need a mod or ATS tech or admin to answer definitively. I'm surprised one hasn't already addressed your question...




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