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Bundy714

Why is the search next to useless?

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Am I missing something or what? I ran the software because I suspect I have some kind of issue, got a result of 1220. So I go to compare results online, and it's filled in 1220 for me, and offers to search for scores close to mine.

Cool, that's exactly what I want to do. I search and get results starting at 1999.....no where even close to 1220. I can only go next a couple of pages, and Im down to scores of 1997.....it will take all day to get to a page anywhere close to my score at this rate. WTF?

Is the search actually this lame? Or am I doing something wrong? I can only go forward or backward a couple pages at a time, and that only changes scores a couple of points. I'm hundreds of points away from my score, do I serioiusly have to keep clicking for hours to finally get to the scores near mine? I tried going to the end since I could only go forward two pages at a time, and that took me to scores of 1000........so now I have to go back up two pages at a time to find scores in the 1200 range. Closer....but will still take forever. Come on man, it can't be this lame, some one please tell me I'm missing something obvious.

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You're right, the search is awful! It was made when I expected to have about 10000 results in the database, not over half a million.

I'm working on a new version of everything, including the site and search features. They'll be much improved.

Until then, I've tweaked the "close to" search to be a bit better. There are still a lot of results to go through, but less than before: http://novabench.com/compare.php?s=1220

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Bundy,

I'm a new user and had exactly the same complaint. I was pleasantly surprised that Nathan was so candid in his reply. A rarity these days.

In the meantime, you can find your page more quickly, by editing the page number in the URL. Heres the URL of my results on page 635: https://novabench.com/compare.php?p=635&s=931

I had to do a binary search to get there, but it's MUCH quicker than going page-by-page :-)

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