15th Oct 2013 03:00 UTC

Improved search

Until now, our search page was very picky about how you spelled something. Although that is often just a typo, sometimes it made life difficult. After all, many of us would struggle to remember the correct spelling of Lhermitte-Duclos syndrome... or was that L'Hermite-Duclo? 

It turns out that changing search engine and integrating into the various features on the site (both those visible, and the hidden away admin features) is no small task, and it has taken quite some time and work to get this working. Still, it was worth it.

Our search results are now much more forgiving and accept 'close enough' searches and provide you with both 'did you mean' alternatives and best guess results. 

We are planning on improving the search results further in the near(ish) future, including playlist, blog post and user profiles in the results, but that is a feature for another day. 

Hope this helps, and please let us know what you think. 

Frank

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    Jeremy Jones15th Oct 2013 03:03 UTC

    So much better!

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    Ahmed Abd Rabou15th Oct 2013 03:07 UTC

    good work.. keep going

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    Matt Skalski15th Oct 2013 04:15 UTC

    Hooray! :D <- when do we get emoticons? ;)

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    Bruno Di Muzio16th Oct 2013 00:37 UTC

    Great improvement to the site! I have serious problems withs this kind of search before...

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