[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1692: Plugin search quality improvements

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Wed Jan 11 22:38:56 UTC 2017

#1692: Plugin search quality improvements
 Reporter:  tellyworth                           |       Owner:  tellyworth
     Type:  enhancement                          |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  Plugin
Component:  Plugin Directory                     |  Directory v3.0
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-docs 2nd-opinion  |  Resolution:
  needs-testing                                  |

Comment (by joyously):

 > I don't agree that 30 results is better than 14. Based on lots of data
 most users don't look beyond the first few results.

 My point wasn't that 30 results is better than 14, although I happen to
 prefer more choices with fewer page loads. My point was that there were 30
 that easily matched my search, whereas out of the 14 there were only some
 that matched. It seems that those 30 are the better matches, rather than
 the less than 14.

 I tried an experiment. I entered 4 random words to see what I got. Old
 search for `cast rotten easter block` returned zero results, which makes
 sense. New search returned 1 result (MasterBlogster Scroll Top and
 Bottom). I changed it to `rotten easter block` and old search gave zero
 results while new search returned 2 pages of results. Is that supposed to
 be an improvement?

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:132>
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