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  1. dale5351

    dale5351 Established Member

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    The ablility to sort the message base is a good feature, but I can see some ways in which it could be improved (or perhaps I just don't quite understand it well enough).

    I would like to be able to sort on an exact phrase, e.g. "castle ghosts". But when I try to do that, the result is a sort on castle + ghosts, i.e. the two distinct words instead of the quoted phrase.

    I would like to be able to sort on the results of a sort, or on moderately complex boolean phrases such as (A or B) and (C or D).

    I would like to not have to wait 60 seconds to sort when the first sort failed.

    Is there a thread I have missed that defines how to manipulate the sorts? Are any of the above possible?
     
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    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    I changed the delay to 20 seconds but I think that's about all we can do.

    Searching is actually a very server-intensive process, and if you get a lot of searches going on at the same time, things will get bogged down for everybody. I think bots tend to do a lot of searching (for whatever reason), so the delay becomes necessary to curb search-spamming.

    I can't see a way to alter any of the other things you mentioned, absent maybe switching the search engine to MySQL from vBulletin. But I don't really think we should do that.
     
  3. dale5351

    dale5351 Established Member

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    OK, and thanks. The only thing on my list that would be high priority for me would be to be able to search on an exact expression.

    I can understand about wanting to block search bots. The only time that a 60 second time out bothers me is when my first search failed -- so if your 20 second change becomes a problem with the bots, I would not really mind going back to 60.
     
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