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Coming Soon: New Search Engine
Entered on: September 9, 2004 3:00 PM by Ross
Alright Jackassery Fans, I know I've asked before and most of you have been fairly indifferent, but some new search engine technology has come to my attention and after creating a quick prototype, I have decided that it is sweet beyond belief. Therefore, within the next week or so, expect a new and improved search engine to be in place on Jackassery!  
No more of this crappy exact-term matching! This will weight search terms, returning you ranked percentage-based hits. It's gonna be SWEET! (Just don't do any searches on the term 'sweet' or you'll probably crash the whole damn system)

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From: Ross Entered on: September 12, 2004 8:18 PM
Okay folks, the new Jackassery Search Engine is online. Give it a whirl. Note that now, you don't need to type an exact phrase to get a hit, though if an exact match is found, it will be ranked higher and thus be higher in your hits list.  
Let me know what you guys think.
From: Creeko Entered on: September 13, 2004 2:52 AM
Sweet! And by sweet I mean totally flips out and kicks ass!  
741 + two more makes 743 entries with the word sweet - make that 744!  
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 13, 2004 8:26 AM
Ross - I think the new Search Engine needs just a little tweaking to make it all that it should be. For instance: When one does a search for "sweet" (747) it should include variations with any number of E's (i.e. "Sweeeeet!" or perhaps "SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!"). Wouldn't that be sweet (748)? Get back to work.
From: Ross Entered on: September 13, 2004 11:03 AM
Perhaps you're right. That would be fuzzy matching, which someone could devote his entire PhD in computer science to. Somehow I don't think you guys pay me QUITE enough for that.
From: Ross Entered on: September 13, 2004 2:20 PM
By the way Jack, I know how to address your issue, I should have remembered, and I need to put some searching instructions on the search page. But to find your Sweeeets and whatnot, you can search on "swee*t" (without the quotes). The new system accepts wildcards. So that will find anything matching 2 or more e's in sweet.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 13, 2004 3:37 PM
From: Jackzilla Entered on: September 13, 2004 5:20 PM
Popular words around here according to the new search engine:  
swee*t ... 771  
sweet ... 747  
shit ... 584  
fuck ... 222  
xbox ... 207  
halo ... 118  
zone ... 115  
gay ... 88  
alba ... 54  
tyson ... 52  
beer ... 47  
boobies ... 22  
zamboni ... 0  
Can anyone find something that beats "sweet"?  

From: The Bone Entered on: September 13, 2004 7:33 PM
Bone ... 595  

From: BigFatty Entered on: September 14, 2004 12:54 AM
I'm top of the list!!!!!! Sweet! Fuck all your gay-tyson, alba loving shit and get into the zone playing halo on your xbox. I wonder why those words are used so much??  
I wonder more on why Fatty seems to be the hot topic on JA. What makes me so damn loveable? I am on the tip of everyones tongues..... I'm starting to get a big head so stop talking about me ;)  

From: Ross Entered on: September 28, 2004 9:14 AM
By the way everybody, be sure to check out the News Archive page:  
as it now is broken out into pages! Finally! The pages still don't load as fast as they could but the speed should be somewhat improved at least.

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