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Mixmeister TnC

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New Search ?
« on: May 26, 2018, 01:01:13 »

Hi,

I found this website, while I was searching for the original MOD files I once recorded many years ago.
So I tried the Search option, but the first search failed completly.
I will describe it below:

I was searching for a MOD file called "100 yards" (File name or Title)
- no MOD files found -
Then I tried to search for "100" (File name only)
- I get all MOD files with file names started 100 or 1000 or even bigger (to much)
- I just wanted filenames started with 100 and not 1000 or 1001 or 10000
Then I tried to search for "yard" (File name only)
- I got only the MOD files started with the word "yard"
- I just wanted all filenames with the word "yard" in it

Like: 100-yard.mod, yard-100.mod, 100-yard-100.mod

Finally I found the MOD file I was looking for, by browsing all MOD files started with 100 , it was called 100yard.mod.
Not the best methode.

Suggestion:

Premit the use wildcards in the search to explain what you want.

Like: you want to search all MOD files with "lolly" in Filename or Title
Then you search for "*lolly*" (except the "" of course)
And you will find "LOLLY.MOD", "2-LOLLY.MOD" and "NO-LOLLY-FOR-ME.MOD"

Or: you want to search all MOD files starting with "star" in Filename or Title
Then you search for "star*" (except the "" of course)
And you will find "STARTREK.MOD", "STARWARS.MOD" and "STARTING-NOW.MOD"

Instead of * as wildcard you could choose #

I hope you will take this mail a bit serious.
I like the site, but the search could be a bit better.

Mixmeister TnC
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Re: New Search ?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 01:59:41 »

I agree. I think the search system needs some fixing.
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Re: New Search ?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 12:16:21 »

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Premit the use wildcards in the search to explain what you want.
Did you test the suggestion you made? You can already do exactly that using the * character. A search e.g. for "*100*yard*" would have brought up the module you were looking for.

That being said, there is no room for search improvements in the current incarnation of this site. The next rewrite will hopefully allow for a more flexible search, but in the meantime you can also resort to external search engines like Google for more flexible keyword searches.
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