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Ticket #23336 (assigned)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

huge amounts of bogus search results (99.9%) due to OR

Reported by: jmichae3 Owned by: ctsai
Keywords: ENGR NF-2835 FORGE P3 Cc:
Private: no

Description

https://sourceforge.net/search/?words=XPath+expression+uses+unbound+namespace+prefix+xs&offset=75&group_id=97941&type_of_search=forums

try searching for anything with more than 1 keyword and you will see what I mean. it frustrates users to no end.

search results are so useless I can't get anything that resembles ANDed results. I think it uses OR. this is a BIG mistake. it makes this the age of the human filter. in fact, the search box for sf.net's main page where you search for software has the same problem, but at least on that you can specify the AND keyword (you shouldn't have to).

yahoo learned long ago that search engines based on ORing keywords are something people don't like and give huge amounts of bogus results, so they switched to AND. google started by ANDing keywords right off - that's how yahoo learned. I hope sf.net learns too.

please fix the search engines EVERYWHERE in sf.net.
the forums, discussions, the main page, anywhere there is a search box that can take keywords. thanks. I submitted a bug report about this once before I think, but nothing was done.

thanks. I think a lot of people will breathe a sigh of relief and smile if you implement this.

SAVES MONEY: it will also reduce your bandwidth by a HUGE amount possibly and save lots of bandwidth costs!

Change History

Changed 2 years ago by jmichae3

by the way, with that link I gave, if I were to AND all the words, they appear nowhere in the search results' contexts. some of the pages have absolutely nothing to do with the subject and are so unrelated that there is no way that all the keywords are in that document.

Changed 2 years ago by jmichae3

example: from search results: https://sourceforge.net/projects/camprocessor/forums/forum/339677/topic/3454162?message=7756940

this whole result is based on 1 word.

Changed 2 years ago by ctsai

  • keywords ENGR NF-3493 added
  • owner set to ctsai
  • status changed from new to assigned

Hello,

This is unlikely to be fixed in the classic SourceForge system, but I've logged this as an issue to be evaluated for the SourceForge 2.0 Beta (aka. Allura) system: http://sourceforge.net/p/allura/tickets/3493/

Regards,
Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

Changed 21 months ago by ctsai

  • keywords NF-4097 added; NF-3493 removed

This issue is now being tracked here: https://sourceforge.net/p/allura/tickets/4097/

Regards,
Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

Changed 20 months ago by ctsai

  • keywords FORGE P3 added

Changed 12 months ago by ctsai

  • keywords NF-2835 added; NF-4097 removed
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