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Max Tepfer · · Bend, OR · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 1,630

So, this:…;x=0&y=0

Why when I search for 'eye of the storm' aren't the first two hits the only two routes with that name? (or maybe more clearly: why are there a bunch of routes that poorly match the search terms above the two that exactly match it?) I feel like this is something I encounter frequently when searching for routes in the database

At various times I've seen people complain about the search engine not being functional only to be shouted down by people who love it (or maybe just love shouting) This is a clear example of it not really working that well and I know there are others...

I don't really have any advice on how to fix it, (far from my area of expertise) but feel like we need to recognize that it's not that rad/could be better. This site is generally super useful and this is one more way we can make it a little bit closer to perfect!

Seth Jones · · New Lenox, IL · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 25

I noticed this last night trying to search for "The End" at Devils Lake:…;x=0&y=0

Edit: It wouldn't be so bad if we could sort routes by name, location, ect.

Nick Wilder · · The Bubble · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 2,400

We'll be building a real search engine some time in the future... hopefully 2017. We know the current one sucks.

Seth Jones · · New Lenox, IL · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 25

Good stuff! Thanks for all your hard work, Nick!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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