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marigold

Recipe search problem?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Smile
marigold

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

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

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

Very Happy Then they will die, and I will feel very very bad. sean

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

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 Laughing .
Barefoot Andrew

but testing each option in the drop downs can't be that difficult, surely?

You might consider constructive bug reports or suggestions for improvement. Criticism will not get you far.

A.
marigold

but testing each option in the drop downs can't be that difficult, surely?

You might consider constructive bug reports or suggestions for improvement. Criticism will not get you far.

A.

I thought I had made a constructive bug report and the answer I got seemed to imply that I was making a fuss about nothing, so I explained further why I thought it was a problem. If that is taken as criticism then I'm sorry - my aim was to highlight something on the site that seemed to me to be problem.

If full testing of a particular feature is difficult due to technicalities or time constraints, then I respectfully suggest that the DS development team puts a message on relevant pages to that effect with a "report issue" link.
jema

If you look at the thread you will see that a fix was put in on a Saturday within hours of the problem being reported.

The dropdown boxes had been working in the past, at some point plainly a change to the code broke them.

The site is here for all the members and runs on volunteer effort, when things do get sorted rapidly we might not expect much thanks, but it is not encouraging to be whinged at Neutral

We don't need a "report issue" button, we have the forum here for people to report issues.
Bebo

Oooooo tetchy techies. Wink Treacodactyl

Marigold isn't whinging though, she reported a problem and then replied to a comment. I know things can't be fixed unless they're reported but a look through this thread might put people off reporting issues to be honest.

Anyway, thank you Marigold for reporting it and thank you Jema and BA for fixing them. Wink
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