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  • Can someone explain searching relevance options ?

    I don't get the descriptions for most of the options, and also I do not know where to set the threshold value such that any thread with a search 'value' less than this threshold is not shown when a member does a search for certain keyword(s).

    Please explain, anyone?
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  • #2
    Which options don't you understand?

    You can set the threshold score in your:

    Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Message Searching Options -> Similar Threads Relevance Threshold

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    • #3
      Search Relevance Date Score
      Search Relevance Reply Score
      Search Relevance Reply Function
      Search Relevance View Score
      Search Relevance Views Function
      Search Relevance Rating Score
      Search Relevance Rating Function

      I do not understand these options.

      Also, a higher value given to ANY option means a higher weightage on that particular search aspect ?


      Originally posted by Jake Bunce
      You can set the threshold score in your:
      Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Message Searching Options -> Similar Threads Relevance Threshold
      What I mean is for a normal search, not the similar threads feature which shows on showthread.php ( ie. the results that show on search.php )
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      • #4
        Originally posted by cinq
        Search Relevance Date Score
        Search Relevance Reply Score
        Search Relevance Reply Function
        Search Relevance View Score
        Search Relevance Views Function
        Search Relevance Rating Score
        Search Relevance Rating Function

        I do not understand these options.
        Those options allow you to give a higher relevance to posts / threads that were posted more recently and have a higher reply / view / rating counter, respectively. For example, if 2 posts have the same number of word matches, but one was posted more recently, then you can make that post show closer to the top of the search results by adjusting the Search Relevance Date Score option.

        I don't know what the "function" options do.

        Originally posted by cinq
        Also, a higher value given to ANY option means a higher weightage on that particular search aspect ?
        Yes.

        Originally posted by cinq
        What I mean is for a normal search, not the similar threads feature which shows on showthread.php ( ie. the results that show on search.php )
        Oh I see. I don't know where the regular search gets its threshold.

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        • #5
          So those search thresholds aren't exactly useful isn't it, if it cannot be applied to the normal search to turn up more relevant results ....

          Now I am puzzled..
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          • #6
            Each of these options are explained in the online help - just click on the ? link to the right of each one.
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            • #7
              Has this been moved somewhere else in vb4 because I can't find it in this path ...

              I need to fine tune the similar thread relevance options ...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by joyboy2001 View Post
                Has this been moved somewhere else in vb4 because I can't find it in this path ...

                I need to fine tune the similar thread relevance options ...
                This is a seven year old thread. The options discussed aren't relevant in vBulletin 4 and have been removed.
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