Discuss: How should searches in the "Collections" section of the passage guide be sorted?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Dec 12 2009 1:43 PM

Currently the collections section of the passage guide sorts search results by rank. However, I think it would be far more useful to have it grouped by book, and have the books ordered first by priority, and second by number of hits/relevancy.

What do you think?

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2009 2:00 PM

I do, too, or rather, I'd like at least as many options for sorting that the regular search has (which I think should be expanded to include sorts like what you're describing).

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Damian McGrath | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2009 2:51 PM

Mark Barnes:

Currently the collections section of the passage guide sorts search results by rank. However, I think it would be far more useful to have it grouped by book, and have the books ordered first by priority, and second by number of hits/relevancy.

What do you think?

Absolutely. This has been a bugbear of mine since Beta testing - sorted by book, collapsible results - some sort of ranking for books.

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Debra W Bouey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2009 9:01 PM

Mark Barnes:

Currently the collections section of the passage guide sorts search results by rank. However, I think it would be far more useful to have it grouped by book, and have the books ordered first by priority, and second by number of hits/relevancy.

What do you think?

Affirmative to the max.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2009 9:07 PM

Spot on Mark, this seems to be the most natural to my brain as well.

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Melvin Sensenig | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 14 2011 6:14 AM

Yes, this ability to have this would be very helpful.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 14 2011 7:23 AM

Yes,  that is just common sense.

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Frank Fenby | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 15 2011 6:57 PM

I would like to see them listed by star ratings. Actually prioritized books first then do the rest by star rating. To me count of hits and the like is less important then what my rating of the quality of the content or the book.

Right now I see people using the star rating for all sorts of miscellaneous things. To my way of thinking that is a violation the integrity of the design purpose of the star rating field.

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Praiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 16 2011 1:02 PM

Damian McGrath:

Mark Barnes:

Currently the collections section of the passage guide sorts search results by rank. However, I think it would be far more useful to have it grouped by book, and have the books ordered first by priority, and second by number of hits/relevancy.

What do you think?

...sorted by book, collapsible results - some sort of ranking for books.

 

I vote for this approach.Yes

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Praiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 16 2011 1:03 PM

Frank Fenby:

I would like to see them listed by star ratings. Actually prioritized books first then do the rest by star rating. To me count of hits and the like is less important then what my rating of the quality of the content or the book.

 

I agree with this too.

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Melvin Sensenig | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 17 2013 8:34 AM

Yes, author and title sorts are far more helpful

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Melvin Sensenig | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 17 2013 8:35 AM

Yes, yes, yes!!!

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Melvin Sensenig | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 17 2013 8:35 AM

Absolutely!

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Frank Fenby | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 17 2013 10:31 AM

Melvin Sensenig:
Yes, author and title sorts are far more helpful

I guess I would like to see at least two options

  • Author, title - This is standard academic procedure, at least at the seven colleges and graduate schools where I have taught or studied.
  • Star rating - It is possible to star rate all the books in a mid-size personal library (3,000 to 10,000 resources) but it is all but impossible to prioritize all of those books using the current methods.

Title only sorts were the mark of a person will little schooling every place I have studied. A problem with them is that there are many duplicate titles. Plus knowing the author tells you a lot a orientation of the book's content. Titles can also be rather misleading. A publisher sort would make more sense to me than title.Sorting by count of hits never made sense to me. Maybe I am just uneducated on the value of that method of presentation.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 17 2013 5:20 PM

Melvin and Frank,

Please check Uservoice and create suggestions if necessary.

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Frank Fenby | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 17 2013 6:38 PM

Somewhat under protest I added an entry to User Voice. It is here. I guess I have not seen much come out of User Voice. The forums seem to get more management attention on a timely basis. We really need a single place to enter ALL suggestions that receive Logos' attention.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 17 2013 10:23 PM

Frank Fenby:
Somewhat under protest I added an entry to User Voice. It is here. I guess I have not seen much come out of User Voice.

It is the most effective, or at worst. no more effective than the Suggestions forum, but I have seen some positive results from UserVoice.

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