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[META] Quick Search needs to grow up... (PS: Happy Easter)[META] Quick Search needs to grow up... (PS: Happy Easter)

AlexChamaAlexChama1 måned sidenMisc
Hello my fellow weebs!

I want to take a minute out of your day not with my long long promised (to some) mega haul post (spanning by now I think over half a year of loot... *gulp*), but to talk about Quick Search.

Yes, the ever inviting, loooong search bar up there.

When you use it, you better hit the nail on the head with either the UPC or a very descriptive title that the poster of the article in question also used. (which can be a topic of its own...)

Otherwise you'll yield too many results for quick search! Okay, so advanced search it is, which means you click on "Search" right beneath the top banner.

And you're thrown out of your search. It's actually resetting what you're doing, because technically it's like going to Search's "home" page. That's alright, it's not claiming to be any other thing and the UI doesn't imply it...

That's the moment when you realize that there is no path for going from Quick Search to advanced, despite there being limitations that will yield warnings to make an advanced search.

So you're copy and pasting your search term like a caveman...

I know it's nitpicking, but it's something that has frustrated me quite a few times and it'd be lovely to hear what you guys think and if the devs of this otherwise pretty powerful site and search in particular can chime in with something I might have missed? Or maybe someone can look into fixing the UI?

Happy Easter everyone! Love you all. <3
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12pt
I've never seen a worse system, to be honest.
Every other search engine, you can type part of a name, hit "Enter," and it'll show all entries containing that name.

If that figure isn't tagged properly, god bless, you're never finding that figure even if you have the name, because the engine searches by tags and not names.

Also, 90 result limit *claps*
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2pt
...I had grown so used to this system, that I hadn't even thought about it until now. Ouch.
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5pt
It used to be a lot easier IMO before the 10th anniversary rehaul. Aesthetics aside everything was much more streamlined but alas.
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Jenthehen Otaku at Law
I find it odd that when you type in the English title of something you have to wait for the option in Japanese to populate and then click on that since if you just press enter you're SOL.
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7pt
This whole sites UI is fucked up, and Kuma and Co aren't going to do shit about it.
I doubt MFC makes a ton of cash through add revenue so what do you really expect? Google makes more cash than most countries entire economies and there SE still sucks.
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2pt
Iskana (1 måned siden) #57460815Personally when trying to find certain figures, I just go to my search engine look up the character, company and scale if I have, and whatever else information would be relevant, and add "myfigurecollection" to the end of it, and hope for the best.
The MFC search engine is... bad, to say it politely. Confusing, complicated and just annoying.


I do that from time to time myself, but only when I'm already on google and too lazy to open a new tab and walk myself through to the advanced search...

I mean, once you're on the advanced search's site it's pretty okay for it not being Google and its smarts. (as in, every term is virtually in brackets, so "plushie" won't find "plush")
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Personally when trying to find certain figures, I just go to my search engine look up the character, company and scale if I have, and whatever else information would be relevant, and add "myfigurecollection" to the end of it, and hope for the best.

The MFC search engine is... bad, to say it politely. Confusing, complicated and just annoying.
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