"Search" Options for "Recommendations" & "Browse" Tabs

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I don't have any specific instances to report on this but I think many of us have experienced our browser crashing when we go through all of our Recommendations. Perhaps there could be a "sort" option so that we could find things easier and avoid page crashes.

I would suggest having the option of breaking Recommendation searches down by video, text, image, audio, album, and collaboration. And maybe even further refinement, like a period of time (like "from 1/31/09 to 6/15/10.")

It would be helpful to have a similar set of options (especially the date one) for the "Browse" tab. This would really help people track down live event videos that may not be in collabs. So of I wanted to see all the videos from the time period of last year's "Summer In the City" I could search videos, 8/10 - 9/10/10 and it would help track down SITC videos.

With the current system you'd have to do a video only search and click next until you went back a year. The browser usually crashes before you could ever make it a whole year back.
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Soupy

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Even without the browser crashing while attempting to sift through older Recommendations it's simply nothing short of tedious to do so, and my collection of 366 is a pretty tame number compared to most. I'm definitely for the idea of a categorized means of browsing Recommendations.
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Lorraine Hoey

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I agree. I would love to see this better organized somehow. As much as I would like to go back through my records and recommendations, the current format makes navigating difficult. Having a more categorized system, or even a monthly archive, like tumblr has, would really help.
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torijwatson

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Although my browser doesn't tend to crash like yours, Matt, I fully support all your ideas here. Being able to sort by type & date would be so helpful in both RECommendations and BROWSE.

I'd love to see an advanced search option for most areas of the site - being able to search for RECords in a particular period that have had a specific number of hearts for example. It was a feature that was removed in the change from V3 to V4 which I thoroughly miss. It was a great way to find RECords that had slipped under the radar or to catch up on popular RECords that I missed when I was away for a few days.

The RE-REC albums do help to combat those problems now but it would be cool if there was also the option to do more specific searches across the site.
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Ozie Cargile

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I second that.
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rjdpa

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I haven't had the browser crash problem, but whole heartedly agree that looking through all of your own records is certainly tedious, frequently frustrating and often maddening. The fact that if you click on a record and hit "back" it takes you back to the beginning, not back to the page you were just on is really a pain. I ran into it alot when trying to sort my records into albums.
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Albert Jones-jennings

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I posted a 'searching wish list' recently. It can be found here
http://hitrecord.org/records/509076

heres what it said:

First of all I would like to thank for the team for their hard work on the site. I hesitate to make this suggestion because it may well be in the works already.
As of right now we have 234067 records and 52622 users, and to be honest searching is now becoming a bit of a pain. fairy specific search terms, even the exact name of the record you want + the artist you know posted it, return hundreds if not thousands of results. Imho we kinda need a more powerful search function.
My wish list for better searching of the site (I really have no idea how easy or difficult this would be to implement but I imagine all this information is in the data base already?) :

An Input field for author ( if you know exactly which HRer uploaded a record)
Hearts (entry field + more than or less than)
Hits (entry field + more than or less than)
Heart rate (entry field + more than or less than)
File size (entry field + more than or less than)
Date created (entry field + before or after)
Last comment/remix (entry field +before or after)
File type (categories are already in place but it would be nice to be able to search for a specific file type.)
Genre (maybe a drop down list so you can look for music-> rock, hip hop etc etc)
only my records (tick box)
only my recommends (tick box)

It would also be nice to be able to sort the results by any of these fields in either ascending OR descending order.

I realize this is a pretty long list but as I said its a wish list. Did I miss anything? lol
I don't really think all these options should appear every times you go to browse, maybe a link to 'advanced search' or something.
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I completely agree about the search function, no matter how specific my search terms are, i get hundreds or thousands of results. More than once I have given up on creating a remix because I couldn't find the records I was looking for.
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inky

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yes! i need this, too.. with several thousand RECommends, i filtered search would be extremely helpful! 'tho if they felt like adding this to the "ALL RECORDS" well that'd be sweet, too :D
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While I can't address all of these, I will say that a richer search is in the works. There are a lot of great ideas here, and you can be sure that we'll review all of them and make sure we've got the right blend of power and simplicity.
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Albert Jones-jennings

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cheers brett
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Eric Cacioppo

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this is my main problem with the site.. especially now with the push for RE RECS.. i can go through my recommends with out my browser crashing.. even if you cant add a filter feature or a way to browse just text records or video ect ect.. can you at least make the the Recommends page act like an album page.. with thumbnails or like a collab page were you have the option of skipping ahead to the next page or records.. these features are already built into the site so i dont see why there would be a problem implementing them.. thanks
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Callie MacPherson

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I know what you mean! If your web browser is crashing then you are having religious problems. Like right now Joe could be playing Katharine McPhee's father and I could be playing Katharine McPhee. There is a reason their name is McPhee and why they are not in Elle MacPherson's family. Elle MacPherson is Michelle Obama not Amanda Seyfried, who is mine. This is not a movie anymore Joseph. Joseph, this is not the movie anymore. Joseph, this is not a movie anymore.
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This is probably not the right thread, but my Browse filtering options aren't showing up.
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torijwatson

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pixel pilgrim, i've not seen that issue yet - i'd start a new thread specifically for it so it doesn't get lost. maybe add in what type of computer (pc/mac) and what browser (chrome/firefox etc) that you're using too.
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Callie MacPherson

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I stole her browse filter!
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One of the places where browser crashes are causing a problem for me is in resourcing. Records older than say 2 years often don't show up when I search for them by record number to resource them. When I attempt to find them by title, the search can often return to many results for me to scroll through before my browser locks up.

I was thinking that the ability to filter downloads or recommended records within the resource tab would help alleviate this problem, as limiting the search parameters within my downloaded records or records that I had recommended would return fewer results. I just hate when I can't resource something because I can't get to the record to resource it properly.