Game search results sorting issues / still buggy (#3)

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#1 Edited by andrebetoche (49 posts) -

I see that you STILL have not fixed this issue even though I first reported it more than 2 years ago. I got no response though.

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/bug-reporting-feedback-1000006/game-search-sorting-issues-31460269/

I reported it again and this time one of your staff noticed it but nothing came of it in the end.

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/bug-reporting-feedback-1000006/game-search-results-sorting-issues-still-buggy-31993634/

I even provided screenshots and even a video.

Here is another example:

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/?review_filter_type%5Bplatform%5D=19&review_filter_type%5Bgenre%5D=46&review_filter_type%5BtimeFrame%5D=4&review_filter_type%5BstartDate%5D=1%2F01%2F2010&review_filter_type%5BendDate%5D=3%2F15%2F2017&review_filter_type%5BminRating%5D=6&review_filter_type%5Btheme%5D=&review_filter_type%5Bregion%5D=&___review_filter_type%5Bpublishers%5D=&___review_filter_type%5Bdevelopers%5D=&review_filter_type%5Bletter%5D=&sort=gs_score_desc

Make sure that the list is sorted by score. Just go to the bottom of the first page, take note of the games shown and refresh a few times. You'll see that the games change.

Is it that hard to fix this? You simply need to add a logic to sorting where if more than one game have the same score, the algorithm should look for a secondary data point like release dates.

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EDIT: Actually, it seems the sorting drop-down button itself is bugged too. It doesn't take effect until the "Refresh List" button is clicked.

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#2 Posted by angerawr (129 posts) -

Thanks @andrebetoche Search is a BIG project and we have been investigating ways to make it better and fix issues like this, however a formal update will take some time. Unfortunately it means we can't give you a formal estimate on timing since it would be a complete overhaul.