Forum search improvements?

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Hi team,

I'm just wondering if there's a roadmap for forum search? Right now it seems super unwieldly. Pages and pages of results, with no real way to understand basic things like what order they are in?

I was trying to find recent discussions on a game (Elite Dangerous in this case) and the search was... not helpful?

Even if at minimum we could add the "Latest post" date on the result or something?

Love you, thanks, bye!

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#2 rorie  Staff

@sbarre: I believe that page is just a straight Google results embed. Forum search has always been a weird issue going back to the Screened days and I know a lot of sites have similar problems - it's just kind of a crapload of text to sort through and relevance is always going to be weird to judge based on what people are looking for. Do you have any specific searches that you think could be displayed better? Things like displaying date would be great but I'm not sure how much we can screw around with that display since it's a Google result.