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#1
Any chance of a "Layman's" explanation?
#2
thesaint
Any chance of a "Layman's" explanation?


I think he's saying you get better HUKD search results from Google.

Off to test the new search......

Edit: Doesn't really look any different to me tbh. Still cant see the logic of a 5 month old deal appearing before one posted this week. Chances are in that case it's expired but nobody bothered to click.
#3
basically the old search engine was a standard one in the forum software but with a little customisation and was throwing odd results cos it was ignoring the basic template for the search

where as this new one is factored around many different factors which means the search should be more relevant, it also calculates what is better something newer with little reference or something older but with a lot of reference to the search tern

the website of the new search engine http://www.sphinxsearch.com/
#4
sounds good, look forward to trying it out and getting more precise results hopefully!
After a couple of quick searches it looks good though.
#5
Just as a note for you IE users there is currently a bug with the Beta Search button that will take you to the old results, I am working on fixing it right now.
#6
Everything should be working alright with IE now.
#7
starsparkle2311
To make this new search work even better,wouldn't it help to expire/get rid of all posts/threads/deals older than 6 months at least?
Feel free to practise this idea on my previous threads,please,rep to all who manage to spam them!


Wont really help those looking for an old expired thread will it.
#8
starsparkle2311
To make this new search work even better,wouldn't it help to expire/get rid of all posts/threads/deals older than 6 months at least?
Feel free to practise this idea on my previous threads,please,rep to all who manage to spam them!


Deleting and expiring all threads would be quite detrimental to a lot of aspects of the site.

If you do, however, come across deals that need expiring then please hit the expire button and report them if they still need to be expired after that...
#9
I have posted a few deals lately and am getting pretty peeved when they are getting expired for no good reason ,then its hard to even track down your own post , is there an expired search criteria in the advanced search I have missed ?
It seems mad to not be able to look at expired deals - as many want to unexpire them for various reasons. Also theres lots of useful comments in the expired deals which I for one want to get at more easily.
#10
bobbybuilder
I have posted a few deals lately and am getting pretty peeved when they are getting expired for no good reason ,then its hard to even track down your own post , is there an expired search criteria in the advanced search I have missed ?
It seems mad to not be able to look at expired deals - as many want to unexpire them for various reasons. Also theres lots of useful comments in the expired deals which I for one want to get at more easily.


Two things bobby,

1. To follow your deals or any thread come to that click on Thread Tools and then click on subscribe. The Deal/Thread will then show up in your Control Panel.

2. To include expired deals you need to set your options to do so. See below.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/EXPIRED.jpg

I hope/think that's what you're after. You might also benefit from reading emma's site manual and help thread HERE. :)
#11
My control panel link has now vanished since the the 'Beta search' button has been put in! :roll:
#12
snowtiger
My control panel link has now vanished since the the 'Beta search' button has been put in! :roll:


Its cos the window you are viewing in isnt big enough, mine was the same but I have extended the window and now have a ol Panel!! :-D
#13
Developer - I never use the Quick search but I use the Advanced search all the time and it works perfectly, so please don't change that!

thanks
#14
Well I just tried a search for Sky, there's two sky boxes listed on the first page of FS/FT but neither came up, first post was over a month old.

Using the good old fashioned advanced search these two posts came straight up as long as several other threads much less than a month old.

I think I;ll stick with advanced search, does exactly what I need it to do...
1 Like #15
If you are trying to pinpoint particular threads, advanced search will always be the place to go.
#16
Developer
If you are trying to pinpoint particular threads, advanced search will always be the place to go.


So is advanced search here to stay?
#17
Why cant you just use google? - i presume money is the issue?
#18
gary_rip;5271899
Why cant you just use google? - i presume money is the issue?


Indeed. Mind you, its refreshing to see that the powers that be are finally admitting the search is/was crap, after years of denial ;-)
#19
jah128;5271948
Mind you, its refreshing to see that the powers that be are finally admitting the search is/was crap, after years of denial ;-)

Isn't it just!! haha - i cant believe i got my mobile version of the site request fulfilled before the decent search arrived!! :-D
#20
Has this been brought in as standard now? BETA button isn't showing for me here, and the "Go" button is giving me some old results.
#21
beta is awesome
banned#22
duckmagicuk2
Has this been brought in as standard now? BETA button isn't showing for me here, and the "Go" button is giving me some old results.


lol do you not talk in your office :w00t:

rep for dev for explaining search function though
#23
duckmagicuk2
Has this been brought in as standard now? BETA button isn't showing for me here, and the "Go" button is giving me some old results.


Use the "Contact Us" for an answer, and post it here, as I was wondering the same thing. :-D
#24
thesaint;5473137
Use the "Contact Us" for an answer, and post it here, as I was wondering the same thing. :-D

Has anyone every got a reply from "Contact Us"? :giggle:
1 Like #25
thesaint
Use the "Contact Us" for an answer, and post it here, as I was wondering the same thing. :-D


gary_rip
Has anyone every got a reply from "Contact Us"? :giggle:


[SIZE="2"]I believe I have sussed it out and represented the "Contact Us" process below :w00t:[/SIZE]
http://www.pwsonline.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/myFiles/Process-01.jpg
#26
gary_rip
Has anyone every got a reply from "Contact Us"? :giggle:


never,sent once per week for last 3 weeks
[admin]#27
Yes it's implemented now.
#28
How can someone as important as Developer only have 55 posts?? I would have thought they'd be into the thousands like Admin!! I recon he started at 13000 and has a negative counter. :)
#29
Admin
Yes it's implemented now.


I've been using the search feature a few times recently, and I've found that it brings up the goods every time. Thanks for having it arranged, chief.
#30
where has the button gone?
[admin]#31
It's been put live now so there isn't a special button.
#32
Admin
It's been put live now so there isn't a special button.


Thank you for your reply. But, for example; if I want to search for "PS3 Controller" I will get a list of results showing anything with the word PS3 in it and anything with the word Controller in it (With the odd listing of an actual ps3 controller deal). The Beta search used to search in a way that ensured the results would include all the words in the search. It seemed a lot more efficient than the current one. This is why I assume it still has not gone live. Is there a way that the results show "all words" rather than "any words" in the search.

Thanks in advance.
1 Like #33
Messiah;6095011
Thank you for your reply. But, for example; if I want to search for "PS3 Controller" I will get a list of results showing anything with the word PS3 in it and anything with the word Controller in it (With the odd listing of an actual ps3 controller deal). The Beta search used to search in a way that ensured the results would include all the words in the search. It seemed a lot more efficient than the current one. This is why I assume it still has not gone live. Is there a way that the results show "all words" rather than "any words" in the search.

Thanks in advance.


Stick a '+' plus before each of the search terms (eg "+ps3 +controller") :thumbsup:
#34
thank you kindly
banned#35
Admin;6055936
It's been put live now so there isn't a special button.

you sure?

seems just as bad as ever with the results in a completely random date order.

How many times has everyone asked for date order yet it just gets ignored and we get some new engine which still returns things in a really bizarre fashion

Thank god for Gary's google search i say. Then just go direct to the offer site from google.
[admin]#36
You do know Google doesn't return in date order though right...

So the problem is accuracy which we are improving on.
banned#37
Admin
You do know Google doesn't return in date order though right...

So the problem is accuracy which we are improving on.


but think of them monies you could get from using google search :w00t:

I've heard that's how firefox make it's big bucks

edit: also you can use date order in google using advanced search :thumbsup:
http://www.google.co.uk/advanced_search?hl=en

press the + symbol where it says "Date, usage rights, numeric range, and more"
banned#38
Admin;6103615
You do know Google doesn't return in date order though right...

So the problem is accuracy which we are improving on.

yes I do and when I want them in date order (most of the time), I use advanced search

just what is the reluctance to use date order?

I havent seen one person say they want anything else yet you still try to fudge in something completely bizarre which no-one understands

also, getting rid of the use of + before each search term would be a major improvement too
banned#39
lumoruk;6103724
but think of them monies you could get from using google search :w00t:

I've heard that's how firefox make it's big bucks

edit: also you can use date order in google using advanced search :thumbsup:
http://www.google.co.uk/advanced_search?hl=en

press the + symbol where it says "Date, usage rights, numeric range, and more"

brilliant link. Any way of hard coding http://www.hotukdeals.com into the site option and then saving the page as my default hukd search site?
banned 1 Like #40
csiman
brilliant link. Any way of hard coding http://www.hotukdeals.com into the site option and then saving the page as my default hukd search site?


would need to speak to gary

but these are the best options I've found so far, then put '+'what ever you're looking for
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3Awww.hotukdeals.com&hl=en&lr=lang_en&cr=countryUK|countryGB&num=100&tbs=qdr:m,sbd:1&tbo=s

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