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Feb 22, 2007 02:57 AM

CH Engineering when will search feature be updated?


There was a thread started by engineering looking for suggestions on how to improve searching three weeks ago with a constant theme to be able to search by date and now has more than 100 posts -

I know you guys are busy but when will sort/search by date be incorporated into the search feature?

Thanks in advance-

  1. Agreed. It stinks right now!

    1. We understand the desire to have more features quickly. We're working as fast as we can to address many of these requests. However, we want to make sure that features are valuable and reliable before we launch them, and that requires flexibility. Please be patient, and know that new features and improvements are coming.

      -- Jacquilynne, Chowhound Community Manager

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      1. re: Jacquilynne

        Thanks for the update - I think I speak for many of the users on CH that it would be nice to have posted a release schedule fort hese updates - or at least an expected release date -

        1. re: Jacquilynne

          For the time being, why can't there just be a search by date option, until you figure the rest out? No one has answered this oft-asked question.
          As for your current plan, are we talking days, weeks, months?

        2. It has been another two weeks and now there are more then 140 posts from the original thread - has there been any progress on fixing the search feature?

          Inquiring minds want to know -

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          1. re: weinstein5

            Again, the Engineering Team is working as fast as they can. We'd rather they work on it than spend time trying to project completion dates. We're all eager for this to be done and just need to be patient.

            1. re: The Chowhound Team

              Do not get me wrong what CH engineering has done has been excellent and I think I can speak for the other users we appreaciate it - but having managed a few software development projects to not determine deadlines or projected end dates will just cause the project to drag on - perhaps start with a smaller objective such as what was suggested in the original thread - to just sort the results form a search by date and not worrying about of other user modifiable request that are part of that thread - I think this achievable and should be achievable -

              Thank you for all your ard work -

              1. re: weinstein5

                Yes I agree w/ weinstein5 completely.

                I think INCREMENTAL improvements such as sorting the results by date is what we chowhounds want.

                I know I don't want to wait months and months for a complete overhaul of the search system.

              2. re: The Chowhound Team

                Any further update on better searching?


                1. re: furnace

                  Updates, when they're available, will go in the main search thread:

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              1. I agree, but one question: why did you choose to undo something that worked fine if it was going to take so long to replicate it? Why no just leave the old search function up until the new one was ready to go?

                As things stand now the functionality of the board is deeply compromised for many of us very regular users by the lack of the important ability to search by date. Did somebody not realize this, or not realize how difficult it was going to be to replicate this function?