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marigold



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 11 7:39 pm    Post subject: Recipe search problem? Reply with quote    

If I search for "lemon" with "cakes" in the extra keyword option I get no results. Ditto "lemon" with "fusion" in the keyword option (though there are definitely recipes with lemon in them labelled "fusion"). I've tested a few combinations, but basically it seems that searches using any of the drop-down options (except null) fail (at least they do in FF and Safari on my Mac).

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 11 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't use the extra boxes. Just put something in the first box, either lemon or cake, but not both. Or just fusion.

marigold



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 11 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I had figured that out, but what's the point of having filters if they don't work?

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 11 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think that jema's gradually correcting things on the search. It needs people to point them out though.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 11 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They do work. Just one at a time. As to "why", ask the person who wrote the code (but maybe not this weekend as he's having his silver wedding)

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 11 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

like if you search for pakora in Indian cuisine it wont find it. if you just search for pakora, it finds it.. and tells you it is Indian cuisine....

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 11 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

colour it green wrote:
like if you search for pakora in Indian cuisine it wont find it. if you just search for pakora, it finds it.. and tells you it is Indian cuisine....


equally you can search for "indian", or you can use the name of the person who entered it - Tahir in this case, or use one of the ingredients "gram". It does work - but you just have to pick one thing to search for.

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 11 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

colour it green wrote:
like if you search for pakora in Indian cuisine it wont find it. if you just search for pakora, it finds it.. and tells you it is Indian cuisine....


That's a clear example, and I will look at it.

Each time something gets reported it gets looked at.

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 11 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

colour it green wrote:
like if you search for pakora in Indian cuisine it wont find it. if you just search for pakora, it finds it.. and tells you it is Indian cuisine....


You can now find you Pakoras

marigold



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 11 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Obviously I don't know how the DS search facility is built and I appreciate that Jema does it all voluntarily, but if a search facility only works as long as you only use one search option then on-screen help should say so. IMO. Because if I'm offered four search fields I assume I can enter a value in any or all of them and get a valid result whatever values I put in. I don't know what tools are used to develop DS and I'm not experienced in internet applications, but testing each option in the drop downs can't be that difficult, surely?

Lemon and cakes does now work, but
Quote:
word.lemon
AND MATCH(text) AGAINST(' +lemon +7481b14989ab4298a3e0437d5b45b3b3 ' IN BOOLEAN MODE )


appears at the top of the screen, which looks a bit odd. Something like "x results found for lemon and cake" would be more meaningful.

Snowball
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 11 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never mind, nobody will die or anything, it will get sorted.

Bebo



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 11 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Snowball wrote:
Never mind, nobody will die or anything, it will get sorted.


What if someone gets really, really frustrated by it, chucks their monitor through the window and then when climbing out to get it back cuts their femoral artery and bleeds to death?

Snowball
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 11 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Then they will die, and I will feel very very bad.

sean
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 11 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well I don't think you should be smiling about it.

marigold



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 11 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bebo wrote:
Snowball wrote:
Never mind, nobody will die or anything, it will get sorted.


What if someone gets really, really frustrated by it, chucks their monitor through the window and then when climbing out to get it back cuts their femoral artery and bleeds to death?


Blimey - I thought I was good at the ridiculous-scenario "what if?", but that is truly masterful .

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