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Re^2: Super Search discouraged?

by wojtyk (Friar)
on May 16, 2007 at 18:25 UTC ( #615851=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Super Search discouraged?
in thread Super Search discouraged?

Well that's not always true either.

For example, when I went looking for posts with "Super Search" in the title and typed "Super Search" into the searchbox, it took me straight to the Super Search page.
I've had similar experiences when searching for articles on common Perl modules...I recently searched on "crypt" and I was taken straight to the crypt perldoc
Each of these gave no option to go elsewhere.

And in the cases where the "To search more than just titles" line appears...Perhaps it's just me, but my eyes immediately key on the results, semi-ignoring the surrounding text. I mean, who really fully groks the whole "Below are some nodes whose titles contain these words..." line every time they do a search? Instead, the eyes just subconsciously glance over that information and go straight to the results. Where the bold probably helps for the Super Search recommendation line, I guess it didn't help enough in my case ;)


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Re^3: Super Search discouraged?
by ysth (Canon) on May 16, 2007 at 19:14 UTC
    For example, when I went looking for posts with "Super Search" in the title and typed "Super Search" into the searchbox, it took me straight to the Super Search page.
    Unfortunately, we have just the one box doing both search & goto functionality. Separating these two would be good. As a workaround, to force a search just drop off a letter: cryp, Super Searc.
    Perhaps it's just me, but my eyes immediately key on the results, semi-ignoring the surrounding text.
    I don't think it's just you. Do you think bigger text would help?
      Unfortunately, we have just the one box doing both search & goto functionality. Separating these two would be good.

      Actually I find that useful: in fact I use the simple search almost exclusively to go straight to some node of which I know the title in advance, e.g. a home node. OTOH it's funny that I stumbled upon this thread clicking on Super Search the other day, since the link is implemented by name, not by id.

        since the link is implemented by name, not by id
        I think you meant that the link you *clicked* the other day is *presented* with name as I'm definitely sure you know that every node is *implemented* by id and name as well.

        Open source softwares? Share and enjoy. Make profit from them if you can. Yet, share and enjoy!

      I don't think it's just you. Do you think bigger text would help?

      Possibly, though that's just a guess.
      I still feel like front page locality relative to the normal search is the way to go though.

      I already mentioned the radio button, which would actually be my preference. An example of this is here

      Another way of doing it is with the href link, like what this site does

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