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 41,121 posts
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    Random number generator.
  • Dirtbox 9 Mar 2012 17:01:48 78,834 posts
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    There's probably already an identical thread to this , but fucked if anyone is ever going to find it.

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  • Fab4 9 Mar 2012 17:17:36 6,163 posts
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    Its a complex algorithm centered around the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
  • nickthegun 9 Mar 2012 17:25:06 61,091 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

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  • Jeepers 9 Mar 2012 17:29:31 13,256 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 15,699 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 39,381 posts
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    It sends search requests to me, and I have to quickly pull up whatever results I can.

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  • Dirtbox 9 Mar 2012 18:25:53 78,834 posts
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    It's outsourced to an indian call centre. There's a dozen blind children inputting the results manually.

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  • DaM 9 Mar 2012 18:33:23 13,446 posts
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    This is a trick question, isn't it?
  • Lukus 9 Mar 2012 18:35:42 19,363 posts
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    Infinite Improbability Drive

    Paintings & Photographs

  • Load_2.0 2 Oct 2012 20:20:56 19,521 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 19,521 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 22,793 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.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • PazJohnMitch 26 Jun 2013 16:13:46 8,617 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 8,094 posts
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    Ever played a game of 52 Pick Up?
  • Deleted user 26 June 2013 16:17:37
    Descending "least useful".
  • BinaryBob101 26 Jun 2013 16:21:27 24,109 posts
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    The Vizzini Mechanism.

    www.TheGrumpyVaper.com

  • imamazed 26 Jun 2013 16:22:30 5,902 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 34,267 posts
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    Sponsored links first

    everything else at the end
  • opalw00t 26 Jun 2013 16:27:57 11,255 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.

    The day charity died - NEVER FORGET

    (the mic was OK in the end)

  • mrpon 26 Jun 2013 16:32:17 29,430 posts
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    @mal try it in quotes.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • nickthegun 26 Jun 2013 16:40:11 61,091 posts
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    BOOLEAN MOTHERFUCKERS

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    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • TheHammerite 26 Jun 2013 16:49:06 1,511 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
  • PenguinJim 16 Aug 2013 17:11:23 5,953 posts
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    I'm sure there was an option to sort by date a few years ago...?

    Anyway, I shall continue my search for the HDTV thread ->
  • Load_2.0 16 Aug 2013 17:17:55 19,521 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 4,386 posts
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    We should just keep bumping threads we think we might need one day.
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