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Dec 24, 2011
If you can't, then you should remove the silly boxes in your header. And the "ADVANCED" link is the biggest joke of all. This is an awesome site. It's incredible that it is crippled by this defect. Jim Smith
From Redding, CA
Joined Mar 29, 2010
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Dec 24, 2011
Jim, it sounds as though you might have a suggestion for us? If so, please enlighten - we'd love to make things better. Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
1,461 points
Dec 24, 2011
I've always had a lot of success utilizing this website's search engine. There might be some more search criteria that could be added but as it stands, I don't think I am alone in saying its pretty damn good.

Could it be improved? Sure. How can it be improved? I don't know.
Muff
Joined Jul 7, 2009
40 points
Dec 24, 2011
JLP wrote:
Here's a specific suggestion: For the advanced route search, it seems to remember all my search criteria except the area, which I kind of find annoying because it takes several clicks to re-enter that every time. Can this be fixed?


The current search engine lacks flexibility. For example, if you search "Grand Old Opry", you will not find the route "Grand Ol Opry".
Dusty
From Fort Collins
Joined Apr 28, 2008
165 points
Dec 24, 2011
Mike McHugh wrote:
Nick, et alii: The MP search feature is excellent. I'm sorry that there are end users like this. I was a help desk guy for years, I feel your pain. For those that want something else, you could quit bitching, put in a fresh Tampax, don your man-pri's and use Google's advanced search: google.com/advanced_search]]ht...


Except for the bitching/Tampax/man-pri's, you were very helpful. Thanks.
Jim Smith
From Redding, CA
Joined Mar 29, 2010
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Dec 24, 2011
Not always, but on occasion I disagree with what the search engine considers as "relevant results." This has only happened on a handful of my searches, but here's one that I run into frequently:

Rock Climbing Photo: relevant to whom?
relevant to whom?


I don't understand why a specific query like "Boulder Canyon" brings up 20 other links ahead of the one that is most relevant.
SeanKuus Kuusinen
From Steamboat Springs
Joined Sep 30, 2007
525 points
Dec 24, 2011
I find the search function to be pretty good. That said, it would be nice to be able to just click on the table headers to sort, for example, forum posts by what forum they're in or routes by what area they're in or what grade/rating they are instead of just the defaults of date or relevance.

Edit:

Dusty wrote:
The current search engine lacks flexibility. For example, if you search "Grand Old Opry", you will not find the route "Grand Ol Opry".


Also that.
JesseT
From Portland, OR
Joined May 5, 2011
70 points
Jan 1, 2012
It would be nice to be able to restrict searches to specific forums. For example, if I want to search for holds that are for sale in the FOR SALE/Wanted forum, the search "holds" is absolutely useless because it's too general a term for the board as a whole and thus brings up a ton of irrelevant results. JulianB
From Florence, SC
Joined Aug 22, 2011
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Apr 19, 2013
JesseT wrote:
I find the search function to be pretty good. That said, it would be nice to be able to just click on the table headers to sort, for example, forum posts by what forum they're in or routes by what area they're in or what grade/rating they are instead of just the defaults of date or relevance.


+1 on adding a filter or sort function (even filter by state would help a ton)
For routes containing more common terms it's faster to go to the area to find it than using search. For example, try and find "the Bulge" in Eldo via search.

thanks
fossana
From leeds, ut
Joined Apr 30, 2006
12,086 points
Apr 19, 2013
Another vote for

google.ca/advanced_search


It works fine. Can’t imagine any improvement from fixing the in house search engine.

Rob.calm
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