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 Post subject: Tentatively added a quick auto-complete for search
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 18:23 
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Hello fellow beta-testers!

I have been trying to make searching (on titles) a little easier and put this temporary page there for testing:

(removed! auto-complete is in production now)

All you have is the search box with the following constraints:

  • Auto-complete will only trigger from 4 characters
  • Maximum 12 auto-complete hits
  • Search is only the main title, not the cover or original title
  • Auto-complete only for LD titles for now (all formats included)
  • Pending titles are not included
  • Clicking on the result will get you directly to that search
  • It will filter multiple hits before a ':' as a single hit (ex: The Rolling Stones) but if you add the : it will extend the search (hint: use the arrow keys!)
  • Auto-complete results will be stored in cache for 60mn 24h to keep the database moderately busy

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Could you play with it and give me some feedback?

First positive thing is that I'm finding all kinds of close typos on artists' names.
Fixing them as I go!

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Tentitatively added a quick auto-complete for search
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2018, 02:11 
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Hello!

After 2.5 weeks I got zero feedback on the auto-complete.

Is it useful?
Do you use it?

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 Post subject: Re: Tentitatively added a quick auto-complete for search
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2018, 02:23 
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I never knew you did this but after using it I would say it is useful.
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 Post subject: Re: Tentitatively added a quick auto-complete for search
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2018, 02:24 
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While I never really like auto complete I did a quick trial of it.

When I type S I get nothing.
Space I get an almost an abbreviated version of S titled films, Battle In Outer Space etc.

When I type Space C I get again abbreviated versions of S titled films, first one being Great Space Coaster.

I don't know if this is how it should be or if it would be better focusing on S or Space titles with Space as the first search and not something like
the Great Space Coaster just because it has Space in the title.

But I didn't even know this was an option, don't search that many tiles anymore.
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 Post subject: Re: Tentitatively added a quick auto-complete for search
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2018, 02:58 
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rein-o wrote:
When I type S I get nothing.


That's because "Auto-complete will only trigger from 4 characters" :-)

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It will fetch the first 12 titles that match your search, then you can either click one if it was the one you were looking for or keep typing a longer search to refine the results. I cache the auto-complete results for 24h, so far we have a little above 70,000 auto-complete results pre-calculated.

Auto-complete if just to speed up searches, if you type "jedi return" it won't find anything but starting a normal search will let the fuzzy logic search finds it: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?search=jedi+return&sort=title

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