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 42,990 posts
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    Random number generator.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 9 Mar 2012 17:01:48 87,852 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 7,788 posts
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    Its a complex algorithm centered around the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
  • nickthegun 9 Mar 2012 17:25:06 68,497 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 15,445 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 17,635 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 Best Moderator, 2015 9 Mar 2012 18:17:10 45,721 posts
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    It sends search requests to me, and I have to quickly pull up whatever results I can.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 9 Mar 2012 18:25:53 87,852 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 16,189 posts
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    This is a trick question, isn't it?
  • Lukus 9 Mar 2012 18:35:42 20,392 posts
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    Infinite Improbability Drive
  • Load_2.0 2 Oct 2012 20:20:56 23,978 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 23,978 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 26,544 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 11,796 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 16,103 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 8,272 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 26,387 posts
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    The Vizzini Mechanism.
  • imamazed 26 Jun 2013 16:22:30 6,295 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 41,619 posts
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    Sponsored links first

    everything else at the end
  • opalw00t 26 Jun 2013 16:27:57 12,742 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 32,542 posts
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    @mal try it in quotes.
  • nickthegun 26 Jun 2013 16:40:11 68,497 posts
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    BOOLEAN MOTHERFUCKERS
  • TheHammerite 26 Jun 2013 16:49:06 2,527 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 23,978 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 6,706 posts
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    We should just keep bumping threads we think we might need one day.
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