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Universe Search.

Dominions Son

A couple of universes have gotten rather large in terms of the number of stories. It would be nice to be able to do a category search on a specific universe.

Ernest Bywater

@Dominions Son

use the webmaster link to suggest it as an upgrade.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Ernest Bywater

But that's what the bug report and feature requests section of the forum is supposed to be for.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Dominions Son

The problem with a feature like this is the interface. On the backend it's easy, just add an extra 'AND' statement to include the correct universe ID, however, to use the correct universe, do we use a text field to enter the universe's name and what if the user simply makes a typo? Do I use a drop down menu with thousands of items that has to be loaded for every category page search request?

I'll see if I can figure out a way to do it logically. But, honestly, for a couple of universes? Doesn't make much sense from time investment perspective...

Dominions Son

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Do I use a drop down menu with thousands of items that has to be loaded for every category page search request?


How about a drop down limited to universes over a certain story count (no need to search small universes).

A cut of of 50 stories would yield 5 universes. At 25, you get 14 universes.

Ernest Bywater

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

The problem with a feature like this is the interface.


Why not set it up the same way as the genre selection box in the bottom section of the Category search page. It could work just like the Genre selection box does, it'd just have a larger field to go with, so it may need a routine for the person to type the first letter to jump through the list.

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