Thanks Mitch can't auto close the popup if the Open link is clicked?
Really should be settings options of Popup, same tab/window, new tab/window.
Would make it more clear for everyone.
Just dropping in to tell you what will be coming up in the next day or so hopefully. Mike and I have rewritten the query engine and UI (only viewable for us for testing) based on feedback you have given us (especially jep). Things like this will be possible:
+title:(foo bar) //includes matches title with foo OR bar
-title:(foo bar) //excludes matches title with foo OR bar
title:(foo AND bar) //includes matches title with foo AND bar
-title:(foo OR bar) //excludes matches foo OR bar
title:"foo bar" //includes exact, case-insensitive title "foo bar"
+author:mitch* //includes author match with wildcard
With this, the options popup that showed the forums you could check will also get a new form to add conditions. The UI of it isn't the prettiest but it functions and will work on the UI portion. Also need to move this option form to the page results page so that page can search without going back to the index page.
One thing we need to do is I was doing the date parsing (it needs it in a particular format) and was doing a strtotime call before but the query engine needs to be a little more robust in this area.
I also noticed the matches in the title don't get the green highlight so we will be fixing that up.
So the new query types are much more flexible and should be very close to what jep was asking for.
Thanks a lot for the changes. Unfortunately, I have to pick one nit:
title:(grid cell) - 2,738 matches
title:(grid AND cell) - 18,183 matches
title:(grid OR cell) - 11,025 matches
So I'm not sure really what's going on there. FYI, I think "title:(grid cell)" should be the same as "title:(grid AND cell)" (not the OR version). This is how google works, and it's consistent with the non-title search:
grid cell - 5,733
grid AND cell - 5,733
grid OR cell - 45,171
The default should always be AND if left out.
Also, what would be a very handy feature improvement is to have the search box appear again on the results page (when you have the search results set to go to their own page instead of a popup). I found it very tedious to have to hit back and go to the previous page, change the query, hit search, go back, etc.