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    advanced search: +1 option suggestion (as to how to list bulks of sounds)


    hello,

    I hope this is the right section to post "feature requests" smile

    #1 =============
    anyhow, it could be great to have an option to search "without" a user name,
    cause once you have listened to 50 sounds by a certain creator, you'll be familiar with her/his style enough to know that in that specific case you are NOT looking for something like her/his style...
    by which you might skip 150 matches smile and having to go all through them... (by looking, and scrolling, and clicking)

    #2 =============
    another option could be to "collapse" the list at given usernames...
    and have only 1 match from a given creator...

    make no mistake, this not only helps searching comfortably...
    but also helps creators to get their sounds reach people who are looking for sounds...
    if your sound is a needle in a haystack of tons of variations by a sound creator, listing over and over in search pages...
    the searcher might give it up...
    or might miss your sound... because of the 200 variations of somebody else's sounds

    #3 =============
    YET ANOTHER way seems to be viable... by the way...
    the idea of which comes from "BULK descriptions"...

    uploaders could group their sounds in bulks...
    and bulks -- like packs -- could be condensed / "collapsed"
    in search result list pages...
    showing only ONE of 150 smile

    this "bulk" mark/flag could be done by the uploader of the system automatically, too...

    ====== #3/B
    an option within this option.. could also be...
    that when in a search result list a username appears continuously... like
    over 5 times per page, her/his sounds could be saved to a temporary table...
    later to be examined...
    if the title and description of those sounds... appearing together in the search result list
    have something in common smile smile
    and if they belong to a group...
    they could get a bulk "flag", too...

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    make no mistake, I am not complaining !! smile
    I only think that the site could work even better...

    advance search is a beautiful thing, but it is also something without which life could be impossible smile and I think it could be just one step more intelligent ! smile

    thank you for your work!

    Peter

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    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the suggestions! Indeed your post should have been posted in the "bug reports and feature requests" section https://freesound.org/forum/bug-reports-errors-and-feature-requests/, but no worries.

    Uploaders can already group sounds into packs, and packs appear collapsed by default in the search results page (working exactly as you describe). You can disable this option in the advanced search panel. When there are many variations of similar sounds these are typically added to pack, so the collapsing works well.

    Being able to group sounds by username in the results page is not currently possible, but it would only make sense if sounds are similar. Therefore we think that grouping by pack should be enough. If you identify a case in which many sounds from the same user could go into a pack and are not organised like that, you can also consider sending a message to the user asking to create a pack.

    Thanks for taking your time thinking of possible improvements and writing the suggestions here. We appreciate that!

    frederic
    the freesound team

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