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Sorted search result redux

As indicated here
http://www.crazyontap.com/topic.php?TopicId=9905&Posts=12

I've made a GreaseMonkey / Trixie script that sorts the search results of this place "Last post first"

In comparison to a few hours ago it now is new and improved so that it actually works in Firefox as opposed to just IE.

http://www.vuurlaan30.nl/locutus/sortsearch.user.js

Have fun or have it your way.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 1st, 2006 12:10pm
Can I have it with chips?
Permalink Lustiges Häschen 
September 1st, 2006 12:12pm
no
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 1st, 2006 12:15pm
Ummm..  *I* could have done that.  It doesn't solve the problem, it just makes it worse.  The results are sorted by relevance -- so you're just making the *least* relevant result first.

Furthermore, there may be thousands of results that match the query and the page returns the first 100.  All you are doing is sorting that first 100 -- that's not what everyone wants.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 1st, 2006 12:37pm
It sorts it on topic id, so whatever result you get _IS_ sorted "Last post first"

You are right about the first 100 thing ofcourse.

And I'm confident that *YOU* could have done that too ;)
I'm not competing with you
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 1st, 2006 12:41pm
"It sorts it on topic id, so whatever result you get _IS_ sorted "Last post first""

True but if I do a big long search query, your script will just screw up the results.  The most relevant post would have been first but now it might not.

"You are right about the first 100 thing ofcourse."

Which, of course, does make it less than useful.  ;)

"And I'm confident that *YOU* could have done that too ;)
I'm not competing with you"

I didn't mean to imply that you were...  it's just that if that was a good solution, I would have done it myself in the code.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 1st, 2006 12:48pm
As with the other script(s) I posted, I just made something that suited MY needs.
And maybe somebody else has a use for it too, so I make it public.
It does what it does, sort the returned search result on topicid descending, nothing less, nothing more. I never claimed differently.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 1st, 2006 12:54pm
You are the master of greasemonkey scripts...  you can sure bang those things out fast!
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 1st, 2006 3:23pm
Mr LoB ... where's the other greasemonkey script?
Permalink Send private email just me 
September 1st, 2006 3:56pm
"You are the master of greasemonkey scripts..."
Umm.. isn't that the "Maser of greasemonkey scripts"?
Permalink Send private email Jöhn Härën 
September 1st, 2006 4:17pm
Annoyingly I'm running FF2 beta 2 and Greasemonkey, she no work!
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
September 1st, 2006 4:52pm

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