Suggestions to improve the search function

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Demonbart, May 16, 2010.

May 16, 2010
  1. Demonbart
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    So as most of you already know, the search engine isn't that great at the moment.
    From my search attempts I came to the conclusion that the engine searches for posts that have your keywords in them.
    For example, when I search for the topic temper pics (in the GOTC) it instead comes up with a couple of posts that have the words "temper" and "pics" in them.
    My suggestion is that (if possible) someone (I dunno who's in charge of this kinda stuff) changes it so it searches by topic title.
    Another idea that I had, but I'm not sure if it's possible, is to add the option for a new topic to give it certain tags so that it will be easier to find with the search engine.
    As I said, I don't know if any of these things are even possible, but I think they would improve the search engine by a lot.
    Please give it a thought and tell me what you think of it.
    If you have anything to add, feel free to post that too.
     
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    You can already search by topic title with the advanced search afaik (somewhere on the right, there's "Search titles only")
     
  3. Danny600kill

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    I have to agree with this, the search function isn't the best, it needs some fine tuning.
     
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    [​IMG]
    It's pretty much straight forward.
     
  7. wessel261

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    Why isn't that text just beneath the search button?
    so you can see it at first sight
     
  8. prowler

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    Because it would look messy?
    You don't see Google doing that for advance searches.
     

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