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Old Nov 27, 2008, 05:41 AM
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Default Quicksearch becomes a lot more useful

The default quicksearch bar beneath our site logo has been turned into a dynamic dropdown menu with the ability to search albums, artists and organizations simultaneously. Searches automatically activate after a one-second pause with a 3-character minimum. Clicking on one of the results brings you to the entry page immediately:



The menu items are limited to 140 results for now (100 for albums, 20 for artists and organizations respectively), though this could be adjusted according to member feedback. The default search behaviour is preserved so you can still press Enter to bring up the results page (or jump straight to the album entry if it's the sole match). Have fun!
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 05:53 AM
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Excellent! I was going to suggest something like this, since it was taking me 4 clicks to get to a composer profile
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 05:59 AM
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Kanji searches should work as well, for both album titles and artist names.
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 06:56 AM
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This is great! One suggestion though: would it be possible for artist results to come up first (before albums)? In the Uematsu example, his profile is ranked 8th in the results and is somewhat more difficult to spot than if it came up first. Nothing too terrible as I don't think too many albums feature artist names in their titles, yet if the necessary recoding would be simple, it might be worth considering.
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 07:49 AM
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I'll second the nomination for Artist results to appear first above Album results.
This will be very handy, Good Work!
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 08:15 AM
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Thirded. Also it works fine in Konqueror which is a pleasant surprise. =P
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 10:58 AM
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Yeah, it's an easy change. Artists now appear before album results.
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 03:52 PM
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This is an excellent feature.
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Yup, definitely a great addition to the site. Thanks Blah!
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 09:36 PM
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This is a great addition to the quick search feature. Makes everything a lot more elegant and easier to use now instead of having to go through multiple pages for a specific artist. Thanks!
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Old Nov 28, 2008, 04:31 AM
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Great work!
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 03:48 AM
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Wow, this is kick ass! I'm going to test it out.
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 09:33 AM
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Just noticed, you might want to add that feature to the search widget on the start page as well (even if most people see it once and then never again).
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