Sorry, I meant to reply to this earlier.This is actually helping me better understand how the search mechanism works, since I have never been able to find something I am looking for simply by searching something and expecting the results to automatically filter by relevancy.
Like I just searched "Pompeii" and a bunch of messages sent in the same thread came up. And if you change it to titles only then it'll show all the different threads in existence but I can't figure out if they are even sorted by anything. Should there be some functionality introduced that utilizes some relevancy? So if one WAS to search "Pompeii" the first thing to come up would be the Existing Attraction thread, with like the most currently active threads displaying underneath the initial main thread?
I know this isn't on the same lines of what @BGW Family is looking for to help them with their searching, but I had noticed how the search tool is only really useful to those who take the time to sit and understand how it works, when most all people (like visitors to the site) will just type what they want to find (Google-esq) into the search bar, and if your goal is to find a large discussion on say Loch Ness Monster, the main discussion thread doesn't show up until fourth or fifth down the page, where for people who don't understand the forum's inner operations it would be useful to throw the main thread right in their face so they don't waste time clicking on the options that come up first, like Quick Q&A and the Teens Smoking Pot Pens.
Just a thought, it is probably harder to implement than I imagine which is why most sites do not implement tailored search results.
What's wrong with them? They look the same as they did before the transition to the new server to me... I don't see anything that isn't working over there...BGWFans and KDFans are very broken right now.
—currently BGWFans and KDFans are the web development equivalent to a town that has been flattened by a horrible tornado though—a full recovery is going to take some work.
*snaps fingers* It’s not our fault you forgot what threads you replied to.When I open a forum category I feel personally called out when I see a tiny version of my avatar on all of the individual forum icons. What are you trying to tell me, ParkFans and Co™ ? ...What? Say it to my face.