1990 - Project title search filter

It would be fantastic if we were able to search in project titles only, as opposed to the current "title, description, and imaginary words the search engine guesses might be somehow related" method.

For example, on a query for "SharedMedia", DBM, Omen, Titan Panel, HealBot, and BigWigs all rank higher than "SharedMedia", and Elkano's BuffBars ranks higher than "LibSharedMedia-3.0". I can't remember what I was looking for the other day, but the library whose name I typed in wasn't even on the first page of results.

I understand that DBM, Omen, Titan Panel, HealBot, and BigWigs are all far more popular downloads than LibSharedMedia-3.0, but still... there's got to be a better way to rank search results. It's almost always faster to use Google and search for "wowace SharedMedia" than it is to use the WowAce search. :(

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Torhal Jul 24, 2013 at 21:01 UTC Changed status from Accepted to Declined
Torhal Nov 08, 2011 at 19:18 UTC Changed status from New to Accepted
Torhal Jun 03, 2011 at 17:03 UTC Changed assigned to from None to prencher
Ackis Feb 01, 2011 at 18:01 UTC Changed assigned to from ckknight to None
Phanx Nov 16, 2009 at 22:12 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx Dec 26, 2009 at 06:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Also, it seems that the search only matches on full words. For example, some ButtonFacade skins say "ButtonFacade" while others add a space and say "Button Facade". However, searching for "ButtonFacade" will only find the former, but searching for "Button Facade" or even just "facade" will only find the latter.

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Jul 24, 2013
Nov 16, 2009
Declined - We decided not to take action on this ticket.
Enhancement - A change which is intended to better the project in some way
Medium - Normal priority.

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