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  • date sorting the search results?

    Posted by Brian Thomas on January 23, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Dumb question probably: In the search box here I want to look for references to “Handbrake”. Quite reasonably I get back many hundreds of pages from the last 10+ years. I’d really like to review only those for the last few years. How can I sort the results by date or limit them by date?


    Brian Thomas replied 1 year, 7 months ago 4 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Tim Wilson

    January 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Hi Brian,

    Not a dumb question at all! Our former search engine had this feature, and we will be bringing it back.

    As is sometimes the way in software development, individual legacy features are sometimes left behind so that foundations for new architectures can be properly laid. We’re only a few months into the new platform, and we’re making good progress at buttoning up the loose ends of the transfer so that we can get on to building the new stuff. We were very proud of our old search engine (built years before Google existed), and have big plans for the new one.

    I’m sorry I don’t have a date for you, but search filtering is on its way back, even more fully features than before.


    Tim Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

    Creative COW

  • Brian Thomas

    January 23, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    OK Tim but I warn you, I’m now holding my breath! 😉

  • Doug Metz

    April 5, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Still no sort options in search – I hope you’re not still holding your breath!

  • Brian Thomas

    April 6, 2021 at 4:49 am

    OK, you’ve got me, I’ve been taking the odd sneaky breath but I’m still looking forward to the feature!

  • Doug Metz

    April 4, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    I keep checking back periodically, in hopes that this once-great resource might get back on track, but hope grows dim.

    Search results are still an un-sortable, random pile of uselessness.

  • Brian Thomas

    April 5, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Hey Doug – hope springs eternal and it is Spring, at least where I am. 😉 I bet the CC guys are still slaving away on the feature, yes…? 🤨

  • Brie Clayton

    April 22, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Yes! This feature is indeed on our list of features to bring back.

    Recently, the Jobs Board was re-created, and as always, onward and upward!

    Your suggestions are very important to us, and help the CC team to focus on what matters to our users, so thank you!

  • Brie Clayton

    August 24, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Hello again, Brian, and all who have been waiting for date sort on search results!

    Creative COW now features not only the ability to sort search results by Date, but by Relevance, Title, and Reply Count.

    Once you enter your query into the Search field at the top of your screen, you will be offered a way to filter your results by all these metrics.


  • Brian Thomas

    August 25, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Big thanks Brie – now I can breath again 😉 Keep up the good work and regards to all, Brian.

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