Forum Update: A Basic Search Function

MathiasH wrote on 10/10/2016, 7:18 AM

Dear community,

The day has come: the search function is live.

As of today, we have implemented a basic search function. This first version of the search is for searching through thread titles, thread descriptions and comments. Like I said, this is just the first version of the search function. In the future, we will develop and offer more search and filter possibilities.


Greetings from Berlin,
Mathias

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Update Nov. 2nd 2016:

I wanted to share a little update we rolled out just now.

  • search by users is available now
  • search for exact phrases – example: "search phrase"
  • search and exclude a word – example: search -phrase
  • search and add a word – example: search +phrase
  • search with a random prefix – example: *abc
  • search with a random suffix – example: abc*
  • search with a random prefix and suffix – example: *abc*

Also, you can combine the search options – for example: "vegas pro" +proDAD

Comments

Nick Hope wrote on 10/10/2016, 7:59 AM

Thanks Mathias. I also notice the quote bug has gone (if you jump to the last post). Has anything else been fixed or changed?

vkmast wrote on 10/10/2016, 8:00 AM

Thanks. I notice if I "search" "basic search function" or basic search function it returns 23362 results (and 20 mins later 41K+).

The online green and offline, last login in profile are nice though.

set wrote on 10/10/2016, 8:07 AM

Thank you Mathias and Forum Development Team. Let us try it for sometimes.

To all community, should you have more feedback to this forum, don't hesitate to post your thought in Forum Feature Requests & Bug Reports at Off-Topic section.

Dr Zen wrote on 10/10/2016, 8:51 AM

Thank you Mathias 😍

Nick Hope wrote on 10/10/2016, 11:36 PM

At the moment it appears to be searching any word in your search string, even if you use quotes, and not presenting the results in any particular sequence. Hence it's only useful for a search for a rarely used word like "bratwurst". Looking forward to some search filters!

vkmast wrote on 10/11/2016, 1:44 AM

At the moment it appears to be searching any word in your search string, even if you use quotes, and not presenting the results in any particular sequence. Hence it's only useful for a search for a rarely used word like "bratwurst". Looking forward to some search filters!

Yes indeed. Besides the multitude of results, I see in results posts dated 10/11/2016. When I click one of those, it's actually from 2005, and there are more of the same.

Btw, searching site:vegascreativesoftware.info basic search function..2016 with Google gave me 84 results.

Google removed the quotes.

 

Former users wrote on 10/11/2016, 8:23 AM

After a few search tests, as vkmast mentioned, I see that all of the results show today's date? Also, the results are listed oldest to most recent -- shouldn't it be the other way around? Most recent first?

MathiasH wrote on 10/11/2016, 9:09 AM

Hi everybody,
please notice that every search result with a "RE:" is a comment. Therefore it doesn't show the creation date of the thread but the creation date of the comment.

Right now the results are not listed from oldest to most recent or the other way around. The results are ordered by search string matching.

Like I said, this is a basic search function. When you search for a phrase every word will be searched individually.
We will implement a function to find the exact phrase but this will be done at another time.

vkmast wrote on 10/11/2016, 11:44 AM

Hi everybody,
please notice that every search result with a "RE:" is a comment. Therefore it doesn't show the creation date of the thread but the creation date of the comment.

No "RE" in here. The post and comment are from 2004. There are other examples.

MathiasH wrote on 10/11/2016, 12:28 PM

Thanks vkmast,

We will investigate what is going on there.

Grazie wrote on 10/12/2016, 10:04 AM

Great Stuff! Thank you.

Grazie

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MathiasH wrote on 10/12/2016, 10:34 AM

We fixed the issue with the wrong creation date.

Thank you all for your feedback!

PDB wrote on 10/18/2016, 12:14 PM

Any chance the search results can be ranked by date? The results at the moment are apparently ranked randomly..

 

vkmast wrote on 10/18/2016, 1:13 PM

Besides that and others previously promised or mentioned, filters we learned to use and love in a former life such as searching by forum/section and by user would also be welcome.

MathiasH wrote on 11/2/2016, 10:32 AM

Hi everybody,

I wanted to share a little update we rolled out just now.

  • search by users is available now
  • search for exact phrases – example: "search phrase"
  • search and exclude a word – example: search -phrase
  • search and add a word – example: search +phrase
  • search with a random prefix – example: *abc
  • search with a random suffix – example: abc*
  • search with a random prefix and suffix – example: *abc*

Also, you can combine the search options – for example: "vegas pro" +proDAD


Best regards,
Mathias

vkmast wrote on 11/2/2016, 10:40 AM

Thanks much. I'm afraid though that your excellent advice in this post may get lost eventually. You need to make it stand out somehow.

Nick Hope wrote on 11/2/2016, 11:26 AM

Thank you. This is great news, and I'm also very grateful that you have moved the PRODUCTION ASSISTANT category to ADD ONS so we no longer have to move all those posts.

Grazie wrote on 11/2/2016, 3:01 PM

Great stuff. Anyway to put in Date ranges?

Grazie

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PC 10 64-bit 64gb * Intel® Core™i9 - 3.3GHz * 40Gb NVIDIA  GeForce RTX 2070

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Grazie wrote on 11/19/2016, 1:02 AM

Agreed Nick. However, need to have this as combined filter with others:

  • Date Range
  • Topic
  • Forum

Similar to the old SCS searching filters/features would be a good place to start. 

Grazie

PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti

PC 10 64-bit 64gb * Intel® Core™i9 - 3.3GHz * 40Gb NVIDIA  GeForce RTX 2070

Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX60HS Bridge

vkmast wrote on 11/20/2016, 6:53 AM

Indeed. Did a Search "GPU acceleration" on now and then (no filters).

etc.

etc.

Truly appreciate all the work done so far on the new Search of course.

And "Direct Link" (RC>copy link address) is a great feature and can be used with results from the archive search.

 

cold ones wrote on 11/23/2016, 10:50 AM

+1

MathiasH wrote on 3/8/2017, 1:29 AM

For anybody who didn't notice it yet. We've added the option to search within a time period. Just click on "Options" (to the right) to see the menu.