Searching Titles On the DB


(autephex) #1

Apologies if this has already been brought up somewhere.

For quite a while now, I have not been able to locate any spaghettis on the DB by searching the English title. I have to either search it in the forum and follow the link, or use google to search for the title and add “spaghetti western net” to the search.
When I search within the DB itself, or use the SWDB search toolbar, it returns no matches

Is this something that can be changed?


(Silence) #2

The same happens to me. It works if you search the actor.


(Dillinger) #3

The search always worked for me. Can you give an example, so we can retrace your problem better.


(Silence) #4

Started to work now.


(autephex) #5

Example:

Try doing a search for "They Came To Kill Sartana"
It brings up no matches

But it should bring up:
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/…e_vennero_in_quattro_per_uccidere_Sartana!


(Dillinger) #6

In a case like that I just ise a part of the title. In this case simply “Sartana”. Then you should see all the Sartanas including this one.


(Silence) #7

Or just search for Jeff Cameron.


(Stanton) #8

It doesn’t work either with Italian titles. At best you come to a DVD site or a review of the film, but not to the main page of the film.


(Dillinger) #9

The SWDB is a mere ripp off :wink:


(scherpschutter) #10

I usually go to the list with English titles, it’s not complete, but more complete than any of the other lists.


(autephex) #11

yeah, I know there are ways around it… but the question is, can it be fixed? :wink:


(autephex) #12

…And I’m not trying to be nit picky here… there are times when its really needed with some rare titles, and sometimes they have almost identical titles as other films… gets very confusing when you can’t bring it up on a search

plus I’m sure its off-putting to new users

If its one of those things that is too much trouble, that’s understood… but if it can be fixed, would be a major improvement IMO


(autephex) #13

if anyone can tell me what type of search engine the DB uses, I can try to find some info on it


(Phil H) #14

[quote=“autephex, post:12, topic:2071”]…And I’m not trying to be nit picky here… there are times when its really needed with some rare titles, and sometimes they have almost identical titles as other films… gets very confusing when you can’t bring it up on a search

plus I’m sure its off-putting to new users

If its one of those things that is too much trouble, that’s understood… but if it can be fixed, would be a major improvement IMO[/quote]

You are not being nit picky mate, I have been having the same problem and it is a pain in the arse. Not sure why it is doing this but wonder whether it is linked to a recent ‘upgrade’ Seb did. Don’t really know why but you are right about new users. Us old hands can work around it. A newbie is likely to just give up.


(Silence) #15

It works for me.


(autephex) #16

Silence, when you search for “They Came To Kill Sartana” - it brings up the film page for you?


(autephex) #17

I was wondering this also. It seems like I remember not having problems with the search in the past. It used to bring up a list of results, and usually you would have to look through them for the page you need, but it still included the film page in the results. Now it usually doesn’t give me any results at all and just says “no matches”


(Stanton) #18

There was a change in the last week.
If I check now the differences of the recent changes in the database, then these differences are indicated in a different way. And since then the search function also isn’t what it was before.

So I think Seb has changed something and he now has to fix the search function (and maybe more). Unfortunately he isn’t around that often anymore.


(Phil H) #19

This is the same for me.


(Søren) #20

Searching in the db has always been a messy affair. Some of it has surely something to do with the fact that data aren’t relational in the usual sense but are merely a bunch of semi-dependent masses of text pages that happen to link to each other. A more refined search page (seperate search fields for title, actor, director etc.) would have been nice but I’m pretty sure it is impossible the way data are (or actually aren’t) structured.

Please give me a kick if I’m off.