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Issue: Sortable search results inconsistency

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197.235.236.246 (talkcontribs)

Apparently it is now possible to sort search results using this GUI. However it has the following issues:

  • Sort direction- it isn't clear of it is ascending or descending
  • when sorting by creation timestamp - the timestamp shown is last edited date, this makes the results confusing because creation date is expected.
  • cirrus sort options- the label changes to a system message when one uses sort options that cirrus supports but this extension doesn't, e.g. "sort=incoming_links_asc" or last edit ascending.
Michael Schönitzer (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. About the first question: the text in the option-field should say that the current edited/created are on top – isn't that the case for you or did you not find that understandable? About the last point: there is no keyword for this feature by the backend, would you want those? If so for what for? If not I probably misunderstood you, could you please explain more?

197.235.74.147 (talkcontribs)

Question 1: It is not clear. Or understandable.


Question 3: it is supported by the api and backend, see sort orders .

197.235.55.190 (talkcontribs)

> About the last point: there is no keyword for this feature by the backend, would you want those?

I realized I didn't answer this question. It is simple, the current Graphical User Interface (AdvancedSearch) only shows the sort order in one direction. It should support both ascending and descending order, as the cirrussearch backend does, compare e.g.:

Note: Currently, for whatever reason creation doesn't work on this wiki. It works elsewhere : Topic:V4egn7g6uoxtxokg

197.235.55.190 (talkcontribs)

It is also pretty simple to add other sort orders considering that it is easy enough to just change the URL manually, so there doesn't seem to be any reason why one would exclude them. Maybe they would be made less prominent to avoid confusing the average reader who may not know what they mean.

Michael Schönitzer (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

One more question: What language do you use the interface in?

197.235.68.39 (talkcontribs)

>One more question: What language do you use the interface in?

English ...

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