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EntilZha
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:29 am 
 

PLEASE!!

Fucking annoying getting thousands of progressive death metal bands when searching for prog metal.
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oneyoudontknow
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:42 am 
 

the current search engine does not provide you with the necessary tools to include/exclude terms ... nothing you can do. Wait for V2.
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EntilZha
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:46 am 
 

I didn't ask to include/exclude terms. Read the thread title.
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oneyoudontknow
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:28 am 
 

:rolleyes: The SQL query is currently designed to offer one result; the term you put into the query field. As you cannot use wildcards in it, the search will always be limited to one phrase at a time; you cannot manipulate it further. When you use Google for instance, then the matter lie different. Unless the search engine is revamped, the currently unsatisfying results will remain.

we have something like this here:
SELECT *
FROM
ORDER BY title;


What you can do is the following
  • search for prog metal
  • c/p the results in word (maybe also Open Office)
  • use a filter on the results (exclude death, black, thrash ... whatever you like)
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EntilZha
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:58 am 
 

You don't get it, do you?


Here, I'll make it nice and easy:

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oneyoudontknow
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:07 am 
 

You are such an idiot.
This is for album title and band name.

example:
band name: metal
exact match activated.
Result:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=3540281108
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rexxz
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:09 am 
 

And he's asking for a similar option for the genre field, that is all. He knows that this isn't currently available on the site.

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EntilZha
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:10 am 
 

:durr:

Man, it's like talking to a donkey, except that a donkey would have grasped it by now. I want the search for the genre to search for exactly what I type in, letter by letter, in the order that I type, so that if I entered "metal progressive" for example it would yield zero results. It's not about adding or removing qualifiers, it's about giving an EXACT MATCH search result. Can't be so fucking hard to understand.
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EntilZha
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:21 am 
 

Making it even easier:

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MichaelSmith
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:54 am 
 

I mean, it might work for your specific circumstance, but how many people really is it gonna help?
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rexxz
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:59 am 
 

I've actually brought this up to the owners in the past. So me, for one. And I bet quite a lot more. I hate searching for death metal and the return yields any and everything with the word "death" in the genre field.

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MichaelSmith
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:34 am 
 

Oh I see what youre getting at. I tried it myself, and if you wanted regular ol pure "death metal", its gonna be a bit of work sifting through the "death/black", etc... alright I see.
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harbringer
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:37 am 
 

MichaelSmith wrote:
I mean, it might work for your specific circumstance, but how many people really is it gonna help?


A lot of people who use the encyclopedia with their own specific circumstances.
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aeternus1990
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:22 am 
 

Please do it. Why not putting "Exact match" for genre also? It's useful.

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MalignantThrone
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:20 am 
 

aeternus1990 wrote:
Please do it. Why not putting "Exact match" for genre also? It's useful.

You can do this already, dude. Searching for 'progressive metal' will give you progressive metal, progressive death metal, progressive black metal, etc., but searching for '"progressive metal"' (with the quotes) will only give you bands which have the words "progressive metal" in that order, without "black", "death" and whatever else might intrude upon such a search.

You can also exclude terms by typing a minus sign and then typing the term you want to exclude. If you want progressive metal, but not progressive death metal, you can type 'progressive metal -death'.
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:24 am 
 

Okay, considering this topic predates V2 and was originally posted requesting a feature that actually IS now supported, I'm locking this thread. Any further requests concerning search features should be posted here instead:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=78737&start=1560

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And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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