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Offline AshSimmonds

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Just occurred to me this place has a fair few topics and posts now... :p

The old search engine wasn't really up to snuff, was too slow, lots of load on the server, and the relevance was a bit meh - so have now implemented a comprehensive index, increased the speed ten-fold, and tweaked the result weightings to increase relevancy.  Previously the system just figgered everything such as topic title/first post/number of posts/stickiness/age of thread/number of keyword hits were all equally relevant, so I've tuned the algorithm to hopefully deliver better results.

---> http://aussieexotics.com/forum/search.html

Of course you can still use the Google version.

Both options are still available at the top of every non-topic forum page.

Offline AshSimmonds

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com
As an aside - I discovered an interesting little trick...  There's a few hits coming in via the search facility on the classifieds, but often there's no results - so rather than punish the user with nothing, I thought I'd tell it to also search photos and the forum when there's no results.

The fun part is - if you add a bunch of keywords you obviously won't get a 100% hit on anything, however you'll get half a dozen examples of photos of each keyword.

Example: Searching for ferrari lamborghini porsche lotus bmw mercedes maserati maybach will return a line of each type of car. :cool:

If you'd like to focus on a marque, try:

Ferrari: http://aussieexotics.com/showroom/search.php?criteria=ferrari+f40+246+308+348+355+360+430+599+612
Lamborghini: http://aussieexotics.com/showroom/search.php?criteria=lamborghini+miura+countach+diablo+urraco+gallardo+murcielago
Porsche: http://aussieexotics.com/showroom/search.php?criteria=porsche+944+928+996+997+gt3+gt2
Lotus: http://aussieexotics.com/showroom/search.php?criteria=lotus+elan+elise+exige+europa+esprit
BMW: http://aussieexotics.com/showroom/search.php?criteria=bmw+m1+m3+m5+m6

etc. :cool:

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