Searching for my post, again.

usefuldesign.au's picture

I'm trying to find a discussion thread where I posted a comp using the Image PixelS plugin to feed a structure to some kind of edge detection JS patch or similar.

The Kineme Search field seems to be getting some enhancements of late but still has problems for me.

1 It doesn't discriminate between lower and uppercase so PixelS = pixels (not helpful ;-) ) 2 No Quotes around search tokens so "Image PixelS" will search for posts with either pixels or image hits (hmm…) 3 Search now seeems to include synonyms so 'useful' draws hits on 'uses','used','using'…

I have a button on my browser that runs a javascript to accept a search token in a dialogue box and then search within the site domain of the current URL which obeys google search criteria but obviously the results are not filterable by date, user etc. the way the Kineme results are.

This happens too dammed often to me!

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mradcliffe's picture
Re: Searching for my post, again.

Are you using the facets to the right of your search (post-search)? These help narrow down your search. For instance, http://kineme.net/search/apachesolr_search/%22image%20pixels%22?filters=... filtered it to three of your posts (including this one ;-).

Another thing you can try is to go to the Track page on your user profile. That will list all of your posts.

usefuldesign.au's picture
Re: Searching for my post, again.

mradcliffe wrote:
Are you using the facets to the right of your search (post-search)?
From My Original Post wrote:
I have a button on my browser that runs a javascript to accept a search token in a dialogue box and then search within the site domain of the current URL which obeys google search criteria but obviously the results are not filterable by date, user etc. the way the Kineme results are.
Also user-name search only works if you started the thread not if you contributed to it. I've mentioned this on these boards before, probably before your time here.

mradcliffe wrote:
Another thing you can try is to go to the Track page on your user profile. That will list all of your posts.
Yes this is what I do if my early attempts at searching fail. Unfortunately it's slow because the preview text usually isn't enough to be sure and navigating in and out of 30 pages is slow. I didn't find the post using this method, hence my post ;-)

I found the set of compositions that the posted comp would have been from on my system in less than a minute (even though I had forgotten their titles & what they looked like). Searching these title keywords didn't bring me anything either. Whatever…

cwright's picture
Re: Searching for my post, again.

usefuldesign.au wrote:
I've mentioned this on these boards before, probably before your time here.

Careful: http://kineme.net/users/mradcliffe vs http://kineme.net/users/usefuldesignau shows him here about 18 months before you ;) (mradcliffe and I sat next to each other in an office in PA when kineme.net was born -- he did a bunch of the web site stuff with smokris, smokris and I did the obj-c stuff so there'd be something for y'all download ;)

That said, there's perhaps refinement still to be had here. I haven't exercised that functionality enough lately to note anything one way or the other :/

usefuldesign.au's picture
Re: Searching for my post, again.

Flame!

It's funny b/c I had written "perhaps it was before your time", then changed it to "maybe" then "probably" to give more of a 'benefit of the doubt' on missing my previous complaining about this stuff.

My faux-politeness has come back to bite me!