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dferstat

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If I go to the game's sub-site, and search for a mod, the search box at the top of the page will search for all mods whose titles INCLUDE the text I provide. However, if I'm adding a new file, the search box that allows me to specify required files will only return titles that START with the specified text.

 

As an example, if I search Fallout 4 mods for the text "thicket", I get six results returned, including neeher's "SS1 Thicket Executions". If I try to add a new file, and enter "thicket" in the search box for requirements, I only have two to choose from; "Thicket And Concord Parking Settlement Spot" and "Thicket excavations settlement". To add neeher's mod, I have to enter "ss1", which is probably not the most memorable part of the title.

 

For consistency, and for convenience, all these search boxes should search for included text, not just initial text.

 

 

As background, this came up as a result of the problem that CrimsonReaperRT had in loading his new mod Le-xi's Scuba Park.



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ermmm, there's a lil' cog up in the right corner that acts much like an advanced search.  alternatively, one could just use Google's advanced search, of course logging in prior.

authors should know, just as in any website, keywords are essential for proper searching.  i believe anyone can tag a site, although the author should do it just post publishing.

what was your question about again.  that was rhetorical, if anything nexus should force authors to tag their mods pre-publishing.  albeit, you can feel free to go through the tons of mods and do it yourself ... or those that have downloaded, just as the auto-endorsement pop-up, individuals could be forced to at least choose one tag for a mod.

i wouldn't put the blame on Nexus any day, this site has been around forever it seems and is continuously growing in size and precision.



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ermmm, there's a lil' cog up in the right corner that acts much like an advanced search.  alternatively, one could just use Google's advanced search, of course logging in prior.

authors should know, just as in any website, keywords are essential for proper searching.  i believe anyone can tag a site, although the author should do it just post publishing.

what was your question about again.  that was rhetorical, if anything nexus should force authors to tag their mods pre-publishing.  albeit, you can feel free to go through the tons of mods and do it yourself ... or those that have downloaded, just as the auto-endorsement pop-up, individuals could be forced to at least choose one tag for a mod.

i wouldn't put the blame on Nexus any day, this site has been around forever it seems and is continuously growing in size and precision.

I'm sorry, but I fail to see the relevance in any of what you've posted.

 

There's a "little cog", as you describe it, on the forum pages. However, I'm not discussing the forum. I'm discussing the pages for individual games, and, when I'm logged on, there's no little cog. And, given that the site has search capability, suggesting that I leave the site to search on Google is, to be blunt, somewhat ridiculous.

 

Neither was I discussing keywords or tagging. I was, instead, discussing the search for mods based upon their names.

 

I'm not "putting the blame on Nexus". I am, however, highlighting an inconsistency in the design of the site, and demonstrating its effect.



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BigBizkit

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Thanks for the feedback. Consistency for the search and other parts of the site/user experience are definitely on our list for things to improve in a redesign  :thumbsup:






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