How does the site search sort?

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  • Deleted user 9 March 2012 16:55:50
    Alliteration, mmmm.

    Anyway. How the fuck does the site search sort its results? It's really been puzzingly me, as I keep forgetting how fucking awful it is (sorry, but it really is, even compared to the old forum) and using it instead of Dirtbox's google search. It ain't by relevance, it ain't by date, it ain't by most recently active thread. If I search for 'google', the first result is some three year thread about videogame release calendars, the second is an xbox softmod thread from three months ago, etc etc. A result for the Google Chrome thread appears somewhere around result 10, the first time Google is even mentioned. What the arse is it doing?
  • Khanivor 9 Mar 2012 16:57:10 41,708 posts
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    Random number generator.
  • Dirtbox 9 Mar 2012 17:01:48 80,904 posts
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    There's probably already an identical thread to this , but fucked if anyone is ever going to find it.
  • Fab4 9 Mar 2012 17:17:36 6,559 posts
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    Its a complex algorithm centered around the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
  • nickthegun 9 Mar 2012 17:25:06 63,392 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    There's probably already an identical thread to this , but fucked if anyone is ever going to find it.
    :D
  • Jeepers 9 Mar 2012 17:29:31 13,841 posts
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    It's a Serendipity Engine©®. It shows you stuff you don't know you want.
  • X201 9 Mar 2012 18:16:51 16,381 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    There's probably already an identical thread to this , but fucked if anyone is ever going to find it.
    :lol::lol::lol:
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Mar 2012 18:17:10 41,730 posts
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    It sends search requests to me, and I have to quickly pull up whatever results I can.
  • Dirtbox 9 Mar 2012 18:25:53 80,904 posts
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    It's outsourced to an indian call centre. There's a dozen blind children inputting the results manually.
  • DaM 9 Mar 2012 18:33:23 14,002 posts
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    This is a trick question, isn't it?
  • Lukus 9 Mar 2012 18:35:42 19,640 posts
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    Infinite Improbability Drive
  • Load_2.0 2 Oct 2012 20:20:56 20,612 posts
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    Has some one tweaked the search function? It seems to be functioning in a slightly more tolerable fashion.
  • Load_2.0 26 Jun 2013 16:01:25 20,612 posts
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    I was wrong.

    Can we not have a simple option, search 'thread title only' or search 'thread content'.

    Maybe I have been spoiled by porn sites but it would make life a lot easier!
  • mal 26 Jun 2013 16:10:54 23,711 posts
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    Yeah, I was looking for the HDTV thread. It appeared on the second page of results when searching for 'HDTV', after the HD version of every game under the sun, and lots of threads about the forum HD mode o_O.
  • PazJohnMitch 26 Jun 2013 16:13:46 9,826 posts
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    In one search you get a random selection of cunts getting fucked. In the other you get fucked by a selection of random cunts.
  • elstoof 26 Jun 2013 16:14:43 9,241 posts
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    Ever played a game of 52 Pick Up?
  • Deleted user 26 June 2013 16:17:37
    Descending "least useful".
  • graysonavich 26 Jun 2013 16:19:53 7,590 posts
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    Random shit from last week
    Random shit from 9 years ago
    Random shit from 10 years ago
    Random shit from 8 years ago
    Is that the...? No it's not that one
    Random shit from 10 years ago
  • BinaryBob101 26 Jun 2013 16:21:27 25,496 posts
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    The Vizzini Mechanism.
  • imamazed 26 Jun 2013 16:22:30 6,200 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    The Vizzini Mechanism.
    That's it. Vizzini's controlling the search isn't he?
  • THFourteen 26 Jun 2013 16:24:20 36,345 posts
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    Sponsored links first

    everything else at the end
  • opalw00t 26 Jun 2013 16:27:57 11,612 posts
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    The search is a big pile of wank, has always been a big pile of wank, and will continue to be a big pile of wank.

    Because fuck you, that's why.
  • mrpon 26 Jun 2013 16:32:17 30,270 posts
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    @mal try it in quotes.
  • nickthegun 26 Jun 2013 16:40:11 63,392 posts
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    BOOLEAN MOTHERFUCKERS
  • TheHammerite 26 Jun 2013 16:49:06 1,825 posts
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    It's always been shit! I think they're trying to discourage people from using it.

    Edited by TheHammerite at 16:50:43 26-06-2013
  • Load_2.0 16 Aug 2013 17:17:55 20,612 posts
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    So you plan to activate the random thread generator?

    Good luck.

    A search by thread title would be a lifesaver!
  • Fake_Blood 16 Aug 2013 17:27:23 4,916 posts
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    We should just keep bumping threads we think we might need one day.
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