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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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 .

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 11 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
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



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 11 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
marigold wrote:
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
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 11 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

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

Bebo



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 11 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oooooo tetchy techies.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 11 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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.

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