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Search suggestions.. Answered

So I have been visiting the site for years and years now and havent had a chance to contribute at all. Seems my projects all seem to be done before I have a chance to take pics and write about them..
I have tried searching the website a couple different times for things and have gotten slightly frustrated.. Having been a website designer at one time I know what is possible..
Ok, done blabbing and on to the suggestions... I tried searching "dog gate" or "dog barrier" and it takes each word individually so I got lots of baby gates, and vapor barriors, etc... You could build code so that it would start searching both words in a search string and post those results first... Also an advanced search would be nice too, maybe keeping forums from the search or only searching forums.. searching by date or newest or oldest first.. etc..
I hope to REMEMBER to take pics on this build project and be able to post it as an instructable so that someone can SEARCH for it later ;)

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Kiteman

7 years ago

The search engine is google-powered.  You can modify your search in all the familiar ways:


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just4u2cKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

True but it does require that EXACT string to show up.. In this case there is none, which their may be none on the site that is fine.. I wish I could remember what I was looking for last. I was trying to show someone the website cause I knew one of the instructables would have been very interresting to him. I had to search through pages and pages of non related instructables to get to the correct one.. Thus is why I am a fan of google search, I am not a big fan of websites "Google powered Search"...

Oh and another part that can get kind of annoying. If you click on an instructable on say page 5 of your search results and then click the back button it takes you back to page 1. This leaves you scratching your head trying to remember what page you were on..

None of this is a deal breaker with using the site. It's just if someone was bored and wanted a scripting project to do this is the only change I can think of that I would recommend.

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Kitemanjust4u2c

Reply 7 years ago

I happen to know that the development team are never lacking projects. They already have a to-do list as long as Robot's arm, but Rachel, (Chief Code Monkey Lead Software Developer)  is always interested in cool ideas.