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 41,471 posts
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    Random number generator.
  • Dirtbox 9 Mar 2012 17:01:48 79,693 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 6,294 posts
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    Its a complex algorithm centered around the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
  • nickthegun 9 Mar 2012 17:25:06 61,739 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 13,373 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 15,900 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 40,277 posts
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    It sends search requests to me, and I have to quickly pull up whatever results I can.

    Follow me on Twitter: @MrTom

  • Dirtbox 9 Mar 2012 18:25:53 79,693 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 13,624 posts
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    This is a trick question, isn't it?
  • Lukus 9 Mar 2012 18:35:42 19,524 posts
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    Infinite Improbability Drive

    Paintings & Photographs

  • Load_2.0 2 Oct 2012 20:20:56 19,837 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 19,837 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 22,997 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 8,961 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 8,463 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 24,749 posts
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    The Vizzini Mechanism.

    www.TheGrumpyVaper.com

  • imamazed 26 Jun 2013 16:22:30 6,076 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 34,737 posts
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    Sponsored links first

    everything else at the end
  • opalw00t 26 Jun 2013 16:27:57 11,405 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.

    not a force for good

  • mrpon 26 Jun 2013 16:32:17 29,807 posts
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    @mal try it in quotes.

    Give me £5 I'm worth it.

  • nickthegun 26 Jun 2013 16:40:11 61,739 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 1,546 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 19,837 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 4,596 posts
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    We should just keep bumping threads we think we might need one day.
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