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New feature - Tag search


csurry 12 9.2k 92
6 Jun 2006 7:52AM

Quote:In the future who doesn't tag, doesn't search


In that case I'll just put all the favourites in my tags:
sunset, robin, gerbera, landscape, scenic, puffin, stitchwort. Should get found in every single search then Smile)

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brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2006 7:56AM

Quote:Oh and the enter key definitely needs to default to the submit button, see it's not just you Brian Smile



Maybe not Cheryl, but I claim the prize for the first one to find it! Smile
tomcupr 8 346
6 Jun 2006 7:58AM

Quote:Maybe not Cheryl, but I claim the prize for the first one to find it! Smile


Yeah, that's why I spent a week developing this. So you can claim "first-to-find-a-bug" prizes Wink

BTW "IE issue" should be fixed now
IanFlindt 10 739 21 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2006 7:58AM
That's weird. I've just typed in "East Anglia" as a tag search and only my own images appeared. Either that means I'm the only person in East Anglia who's used those words as tags....or I've been doing something I shouldn't have!

It's a terrific facility. I'm off now to search for "Snowdonia"...to get some inspiration for my hols.

Well done, Tomas.
NikH 10 524 England
6 Jun 2006 8:02AM
Got to say, really good facility. Big thank you and well done from me.
tomcupr 8 346
6 Jun 2006 8:07AM

Quote:That's weird. I've just typed in "East Anglia" as a tag search and only my own images appeared.


As I said - not many photos is tagged. Be patient. This is mostly user-run system and it depends on you guys how usefull (or not) it is
tomcupr 8 346
6 Jun 2006 8:07AM
BTW thank you for all good feedback and finding errors Smile

I really mean it!
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
6 Jun 2006 8:08AM
Tom, my point seems to have been lost in the flow...

Can you arrange things such that a search on two adjacent tags e.g. "x y" yields a subset of a search on "x,y", instead of being two independent searches?
tj e2
11 2.0k England
6 Jun 2006 8:10AM
Hi everyone,

Tom has spent a lot of time and effort in developing this - and it is still a work in progress, with lots more which can be added if the tagging is used correctly.

Cheryl, I know you were only joking but it has highlighted a serious point we do need to make though:

If this is to be a success for everyone there is no point in just adding popular tags to your photos. These tags will be deleted, the member will be prevented from using and being a part of the keyword search and it will simply spoil it for everyone else.

Thanks for your comments and input so far, and well done Tom! Smile
tomcupr 8 346
6 Jun 2006 8:19AM

Quote:Can you arrange things such that a search on two adjacent tags e.g. "x y" yields a subset of a search on "x,y", instead of being two independent searches?


ok..it is hard to explain but let's say we have "new york". If you put it together we know clearly that your photo is related to New York. If you put it separately "New, York". It can be related to York in the UK as well. There would be many other good examples but believe me that I spent a lot of time planning this and this is probably the best approach we could have chosen. Every approach has its disadvantages though. I can post some articles here about problems connected with tag phrasing and searching if anyone's interested Smile Our approach will prove useful when there are lots of photos tagged and we will start doing more operations such as looking for synonyms, plurals and similar words...

Stay tuned!! Grin
Mixpix 10 1.1k England
6 Jun 2006 8:30AM
Will it be possible to tag the images when you upload them? Just a thought, one less link to click on.
csurry 12 9.2k 92
6 Jun 2006 8:35AM
Darn tj, you are such a spoilsport Tongue
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
6 Jun 2006 8:36AM
OK, thanks Tom.

Keep up the good work!
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
6 Jun 2006 8:43AM

Quote:Can you arrange things such that a search on two adjacent tags e.g. "x y" yields a subset of a search on "x,y", instead of being two independent searches?


I'm with Tom on this issue - his example is quite clear as to why.

Take other examples, 'Buckingham Palace' , 'Eifell Tower'

Would you want it to return say a portrait of Eifell and a tower or as I assume the Paris landmark.

In the example joolsb used I would suggest 'Jurassic Coast' as this is a generic term for this location and 'coast' as two separate tags.

Advanced searches - A OR B AND NOT LIKE C is probably overkill at the moment for this site.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2006 8:58AM

Quote:BTW "IE issue" should be fixed now



yup - I can confirm that Tom, thanks.

Bug hunting of the kind you have in hand can be a soul destroying pastime - I think I'll stick to my own kind! Smile

Its looking good though Tom and you've certainly struck a chord with your "customers" - I was amazed at the speed the "Tag Target" was reached

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