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cthoops Jan 23, 2007 09:13 AM

O.k. I'm definitely not crazy about the new format, but I could probably live with it if I could figure out how to sort by date after I've searched on the boards for something. I don't want to wade through reviews that are several years old. Perhaps I'm missing something? If not, this is absolutely a glitch that needs to be fixed!

  1. Engineering Feb 5, 2007 06:28 PM

    Please see this topic: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/367978 .

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      aschapm Feb 5, 2007 06:13 PM

      just another user who won't use the site again until sorting by date is possible. thanks

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        amie32 Feb 4, 2007 10:47 AM

        What happened? Chowhound is now unsearchable and no sorting by date--that was the most important feature. Why the change?

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        1. re: amie32
          Robert Lauriston Feb 4, 2007 11:22 AM

          Huh, the results were sorted in reverse order by date the other day. Must be regression.

          The advanced search was lost in the recent upgrade and there are also some bugs.

          In the meantime you can work around some of the limitations by using Google's inurl: and intitle: operators, e.g.:

          site:www.chowhound.com inurl:topics intitle:"San Francisco Bay Area" "fried chicken"

        2. Engineering Feb 4, 2007 04:02 AM

          We are going to start overhauling the search subsystem this coming week; after that things should be much better.

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          1. re: Engineering
            weinstein5 Feb 6, 2007 07:23 AM

            When do you expect the overhaul to be complete?

          2. lucky.goldstar Feb 3, 2007 11:26 PM

            Please give us a way to sort search results by date. The current sort order seems unhelpful because I have no idea what you are sorting on. And if we only want to see recent posts on a particular topic or restaurant, there is no way to get that information.

            You should probably add a whole bunch of sort options from your search results page. That would be helpful.

            1. bitsubeats Jan 23, 2007 06:14 PM

              am I stupid? I can't even find the search toolbar anywhere

              don't answer that question.... and yes I found it

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                sbtcabman Jan 23, 2007 12:39 PM

                all chow hounds should be howling mad with what has happened to this site. ugh. I take off for a week to sunny florida and come back to what was my favorite site to satisfy my culinary lusts and all I am getting is indigestion. this new format is a bust. the search engine is so inane that if you put in les camelots it brings up hits with only les and camelots must have gone back to the u.k. cuz it never shows up!! if the squeaky wheel gets the grease then we should all be rabid about this degradation to the site and join in a cacophony of guttural noises befitting what is being shoved down our throats!!!

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                  stangoldsmith Jan 23, 2007 11:40 AM

                  dudes i was just gonna post the same complaint

                  come on, SORT BY DATE!

                  -stan
                  san diego food blog
                  http://www.sandiegofoodblog.com

                  1. Robert Lauriston Jan 23, 2007 10:44 AM

                    There's no sorting at all, and no filtering other than by board.

                    In other words, the Advanced search is gone. Massive regression bug.

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                      MareZeeDotes Jan 23, 2007 10:20 AM

                      Please please please bring back sort by date. I don't care what somebody wrote about a restaurant four whole years ago.

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                        director0512 Jan 23, 2007 09:36 AM

                        Yes, I definitely agree.

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