XpanderFX

Please fix the "search game"

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its really annoying, another example is I searched Ys looking for Ys IX specifically and it shows every single game with YS in and Ys IX doesnt show up until the last page. 😂

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finally! someone noticed that the search engine on this site is drunk, glad i'm not the only one.

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problem is:

search input is discrete: it means that we have to input correct words with no errors or aliases (gta/grand theft auto). excel style

search results arent discrete: it means that results are "google style". results are based not only on the game title but also on the trophies names/description and maybe even more stuff (content)

 

a search like this should be ONLY discrete. in fact time ago it worked well. this is also a standard search method, the easiest to program. then, one day, someone had a brilliant idea to make it more fancy, confusing, and unreliable, not mentioning harder to program as it uses custom parameters (that normally are selected by end-user using ADVANCED search option, and not set as default). perfect example of screwing something perfect even if "old", in the name of progress (like the new playstationtrophies.org forum)

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Yeah I've definitely had these problems. PlayStationTrophies is a lot worse as far as searching because most often if you're not specific to a "T" on the spelling nothing shows up. Hell, even when I AM specific it still gives me problems.

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I play Rime right now.

 

I'm a simple man I searched for Rime.

 

I got many games with Crime or Prime, for some Reason even Alien Day and Payday 2 showed up and all the way at the end on the last page is Rime

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21 minutes ago, MrTacoNinja said:

Yeah I've definitely had these problems. PlayStationTrophies is a lot worse as far as searching because most often if you're not specific to a "T" on the spelling nothing shows up. Hell, even when I AM specific it still gives me problems.

 

I was going to mention this myself. The one here has definitely gotten worse, but man - it's light years ahead of the one on pst.org. 

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I would agree with this. The search engine does need some work

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37 minutes ago, HeyaBen said:

I would agree with this. The search engine does need some work

 

actually it needs almost zero work. its enough to change value to "0" or remove, few parameters...

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4 hours ago, SnowxSakura said:

Searching for japanese games on here doesn't work either. I have to put the name+psnprofiles in google to get the page. On here it just says no results

I confirm, unless there is something in typing Japanese names that i ignore. It shows some results if you put the first kanji of a game name but eventually it says no results if you put 2-3 or more 

 

 

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I've always been anoyed by this search engine. I've never had a worse search engine of any of the sites I use. If Sly and Mango could look at it and give it some chances, i think that would be great.

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ok i can confirm that this search uses tons of ridicolous parameters. searching for the witness i clicked on pac-man 256. there are no trophies (names nor descriptions) with the word "the" in or in-the-middle of it. however....

 

https://imageupload.io/CJA8IEFcYK.i

 

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Search for:

The AND Escapists

And marvel at the exact match results.

 

Then abuse this by searching for:

Rime AND Rime

Epic search engine is epic.

 

rime.png

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4 minutes ago, pinkrobot_pb said:

Hint, search for:

 

The AND Escapists

 

And marvel at the exact match results.

 

Boolean operators are fine for big databases, not for a relatively small one like list of PS games....

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1 minute ago, XpanderFX said:

 

Boolean operators are fine for big databases, not for a relatively small one like list of PS games....

 

It should just put the exact match at the top if it is found, with underneath something like "maybe you also meant..." if you really want to show more stuff than the exact match. However, I do enjoy this weird search engine and will do my best to find more oddness in it.

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I got curious and decided to look at the Dead by Daylight trophy list again and so I searched for it. Search came back with the "additional list" in first place (not the main list, the list where it had to split it into two with the second half of the list, that's what came up first for the PS4 version)... and then a bunch of POWGI games afterwards. That just confused me on how the other lists from the game weren't up top either.

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As much as I'd like to see search engine fixed/improved, I don't see it happening any time soon :(

 

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57 minutes ago, Varhur said:

As much as I'd like to see search engine fixed/improved, I don't see it happening any time soon :(

 

 

The people spoke and there are no conflicting opinions. All wants the same. Now it's Ceasar's turn. If nothing will be done, then it means that this whole feedback forum section is useless

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12 minutes ago, XpanderFX said:

 

The people spoke and there are no conflicting opinions. All wants the same. Now it's Ceasar's turn. If nothing will be done, then it means that this whole feedback forum section is useless

None of these things ever get fixed or implemented regardless of the opinions because the site owner doesn't care.

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43 minutes ago, XpanderFX said:

 

The people spoke and there are no conflicting opinions. All wants the same. Now it's Ceasar's turn. If nothing will be done, then it means that this whole feedback forum section is useless

With how slowly the changes are being implemented (ribbon system, updating site after PS5 release) I doubt that we'll hear anything about possible change, idk, ever? Sly wakes up every 126 years, so gotta catch him when he does.

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