I just don’t get you guys, we need a filtering system, search alone isn’t that helpful, for example if i want to find a theme do you really think that my only parameter will be for example one page?
No… i have to define whole range of things to narrow my options, and since this is nearly impossible, the biggest number of customer in my opinion just goes to most popular or new items, most sales etc. goes trough maybe 5 pages of items and done…
Maybe this is totally off topic but we are screaming for this option for ages now. I mean i would understand if you had like 5 devs and they would implement one feature by one…
ah sorry, just venting out a bit… keep up to good work.Cheers
Thanks Anps, I feel your pain too – having tried to find rather specific things on the marketplace, I can say it isn’t… “optimal”
We ARE working on it though, so expect some changes in this area, and keep the ideas flowing! There are a few things which need to happen first before we can start providing this functionality, but that work is well under way:
There is a very similar change going in in the next day or two to move attribute browsing from sphinx to elasticsearch. The fix will be deployed at the same time as that change goes in.
Ok I just hope you will not make the search to function as “AND” between the search words….
I highly disagree – in Google a space between words acts as an “OR” unless you put a plus sign in front of each word.
Blue Bunny Jumping should be the same as Blue OR Bunny OR Jumping
+Blue +Bunny +Jumping should be the same as Blue AND Bunny AND Jumping
It’s a totally different game when you’re able to change the sorting order to something like sales or newest. In that case, you might get a lot of results on the first page with only Blue or Bunny, which wouldn’t be great.
It makes sense for google to use OR because you can’t sort your results, they always display the most relevant first. Blue OR Bunny is going to boost documents with both Blue and Bunny present higher than anything with only Blue or Bunny but not both, so in their case you still get whatever makes sense.
Thanks for spotting the issue with tag navigation. We recently migrated that page off the database and onto elasticsearch, and looks like its selecting “best match” as the default sorting which in this context probably doesn’t make a lot of sense. We’ll get this sorted today.
contemponic – I’m interested in how the results were random, they looked ok to me.
I can’t go into the specifics of how we rank items, but what I can tell you is that ranking is an ongoing effort, and no simple task! We use mathematical modelling for each change, and we’re very careful to limit the number of changes to the ranking algorithm to a maximum of 1 per week, although generally its much less. We test each change thoroughly in development and then get consensus from the team before moving it into the production environment.
Once a change is rolled out, we closely monitor it for at least a week using a variety of metrics to measure whether to keep the change or not – it takes that long for the numbers to become meaningful. For example, if sales are down even by a small percentage at the end of the week, the change is rolled back immediately.
Thanks for the feedback!
@Minkki – Does the “Mark all as read” button appear for you? When you click on it, it should mark all comments as read, and the author dashboard will then default to showing “All Comments”.
@FlashTang – Thanks for the cookies idea! Right now the best way to get what you want is to bookmark this url: http://themeforest.net/author_dashboard?filter=all. That will lock the dropdown to “All Comments”.
Hope that helps