[Mod portal] Fuzzy search is like super-fuzzy or what

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[Mod portal] Fuzzy search is like super-fuzzy or what

Post by Deadlock989 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:14 pm

Just tried to search for popular aesthetics mod, Dectorio, using the search term "dectorio": https://mods.factorio.com/query/dectorio

The actual mod actually called Dectorio is buried 2/3rds of the way down the second page.

Bit too fuzzy a search?

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Re: [Mod portal] Fuzzy search is like super-fuzzy or what

Post by Bilka » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:20 pm

Same thing happens when you search for my mod "Portals". It has that name and title, yet it's not the first result: https://mods.factorio.com/query/Portals

I suspect that this happens because the search shows all matches in order of latest updated instead of first showing mods where the title or name completely matches.
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Re: [Mod portal] Fuzzy search is like super-fuzzy or what

Post by Deadlock989 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:23 pm

The in-game browser (under Install Mods) clearly uses an exact title search instead, since searching for Dectorio gives you just one result, Dectorio.

When I search for my own name, I get a ton of links to "Sea Block" stuff. Deadlock, seablock.

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Re: [Mod portal] Fuzzy search is like super-fuzzy or what

Post by Bilka » Wed May 16, 2018 9:01 am

Bump, still happens, still sucks. If the name/title matches exactly the search, that match should be the first one shown. Perhaps even the only one. Anything else does not make sense.
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Re: [Mod portal] Fuzzy search is like super-fuzzy or what

Post by HanziQ » Wed May 16, 2018 9:19 am

I changed the search ordering a bit, so it should focus more on matches and less on ordering by download count/last updated. Is it better now?

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Re: [Mod portal] Fuzzy search is like super-fuzzy or what

Post by Bilka » Wed May 16, 2018 9:30 am

HanziQ wrote:I changed the search ordering a bit, so it should focus more on matches and less on ordering by download count/last updated. Is it better now?
Much better, thank you.
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Re: [Mod portal] Fuzzy search is like super-fuzzy or what

Post by Deadlock989 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:22 pm

Hadn't noticed this change, it's much better now, thanks.

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