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posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 11:47 AM
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Kind of in line with the separate "Advanced Search" thread, it would be extremely helpful for the search engine to return results that were either sorted or sortable, primarily on the "first post date" field. If one runs across a news item that seems like a good thing to post, but it is kind of generic, the search currently can return hundreds of threads, but because they aren't sorted, a duplicate post of the exact same news item might be buried on page five, and who's going to slog through five pages of threads to see if that's the case.

More's likely that a person will put in their term, and if the existing thread isn't at or near the top of the first page, they'll assume that it doesn't exist, because they assume that it's sorted by date. If you're using an SQL query, I think it's just one additional parameter to the search, though my memory's a little hazy on it.

Just a thought to cut down on duplicate threads and moderator time spent dealing with them.




posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 12:57 PM
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Seconded. The current search system is the weakest link on the site.



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 08:19 AM
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Agreed. Absolutely, please change the Search to be sortable. It is currently ridiculous the way it returns a clunky unsortable, barely relevant guesses as to one's search intent. It's like it's taking stabs in the dark. Among the several other issues of useability. Not to be a complainer, though- SORTABLE SEARCH, is what we're after right now. Give us an inch, there's a long mile to sort out with the Search function!



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 09:16 AM
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Beyond the remarks above, from mobile phone search takes you to Samuru.com and will not go any further...why?





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