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https://docs.google.com/document/d/10i71bnd034sXhCKfkoOjzOOP74tZnHCNlWg8WC-Gjng/edit
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Try to find this page, using only https://publiclab.org/searchMost likedMost viewedMost recentBoolean searchNatural searchTag search on /tagsGoogle search (on /wiki/search)Do some search terms not return real results in some/any orderings/types?
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Wiki pages
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https://publiclab.org/data-logging"data logging", "data logger"Target not found in results. Top results: board, waste, getting-started, organizers, barnraising. Target not found in results. (Also: rankings here don't correlate with actual page views in the table) Top results: economist, spectrometer, spectrometry, near-infrared camera, foldable-specTarget not found in results. Top results: plots-staff, project-page-template, air-quality, forum, spectrometry-health-applicationsTarget not found in results. Only one result: gps-tracking-deviceTarget not found in results. Only one result: gps-tracking-deviceWhen searching for "data-logging", data-logging, datalogger in top 3 (note hyphen, spaces don't work)Every result returned contains the term 'data logging'. for the search "data logger" Result 7 is the actual wiki page. Searching "data logging" Liz got the wiki page as the 3rd result Our "related terms" system may be able to improve this: https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/4928This might be "harder" because the page is not named "data-logging" -- although it does include the text in the form "[questions:data-logging]" https://publiclab.org/notes/raw/14521
Top result for "site:publiclab.org data-logging"
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https://publiclab.org/kite-mappingTarget not found on first page of results (though "balloon-mapping" is halfway down the list). Top results: board, waste, getting-started, organizers, barnraising. Target not found on first page of results. Top results: near-infrared camera, infragram, balloon-mapping, plots-staff, mapknitterTarget not found on first page of results. Top results: plots-staff, air-quality, forum, authoring-help, camera-triggerTarget not found in results. Two results: kite-balloon-mapping, how-to-mapTarget not found in results. Two results: kite-balloon-mapping, how-to-mapkite-mapping is top result for "kite-mapping"1st resulteasier, one of our oldest biggest pages
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https://publiclab.org/indiaindiaTarget is #8 result, after non-relevant pages like "chicago" and "non-profit-initiatives"Target is #15 result. Target is #6 resultno resultsno results. india is 2nd result for "india"1st resulthad to know to look for a wiki page -- really this is not obvious and an unsatisfying interface. Neither Boolean nor Natural gives any results, which leads to a page without the "type of search" buttons shown BUT at least it gives a link to the tag page which TOTALLY FINDS /INDIAeasier, should be a simple and relatively exact word match
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https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-texas-2019
`barnraising in texas`
Target not found on first page of results. some results to other content about barnraisingTarget not found on first page of results. some results to other content about barnraisingTarget is #19 resultone result which was pretty good -- the main /barnraising pagesame: one result which was pretty good -- the main /barnraising page"texas-barnraising" is first result for "texas" but "barnraising" doesn't return "texas-barnraising"1st result"most recent" may be ordering by "Date-created" but for sure it's not ordering by "last edited" which is shown accompanying the results which is really confusing
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"'houston'Target is #8 result, but #1 result is "barnraising"Target is #9 result. Other relevant results are "harvey" (#2), "barnraising" (#3), "texas" (#11) Target is #3. Other relevant results are "barnraising" (#4), "texas" (#7), "galena-park-monitoring-report" (#8), "harvey" (#12) 2 results: "barnraising" and target2 results: "barnraising" and target"houston" is the only result for "houston"1st Result is the Note announcing the Texas Barnraising.
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https://publiclab.org/lists'mailing lists'Target not found on first page of results. Top results: getting-started, organizers, barnraising, spectrometer, eventsTarget not found on first page of results. Top results all spectrometer/Infragram relatedTarget is #20. Top results are: events, contact, air-quality, spectrometer, spectral-workbench-usageTarget is the only result!Target is the only result!"lists" first for "lists"1st resultharder, contextually important but relatively minimal page content - though has lots of likes, views
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listserv (featured result)Target not found. Top results: frequently-asked-questions, tidmarsh-farms-meetup, get-involved, civic-and-citizen-science-the-cocodrie-barnraising-heats-up, openhour-archiveTarget not found. Top results: same as previous search but in different orderTarget not found. Top results: same as previous search but in different orderTarget not found. Single result: openhour-archiveTarget not found. Single result: openhour-archiveno results for "listserv" - need related termsnot effective at all
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newsletter'Target is #2; top result is "barnraising"Target is #7; top result is "newsletter" (appropriate!)Target is #1Target not found: 2 results are 'newsletter' and 'wiki/newsletter'Target not found: 2 results are 'newsletter' and 'wiki/newsletter'1st resultFound a weird dead page: https://publiclab.org/subscribe
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https://publiclab.org/storiessuccess stories'Target is #6; top results: waste, organizers, barnraising, openhour, forumTarget is #3; top 2 results are infragram and balloon-mappingTarget not found; top results: barnraising-2014, forum, authoring-help, balloon-mapping, organizersTarget not found: 2 results are media and blog-draftingTarget not found: 2 results are media and blog-draftingProduced a lot of results, but the content is not curated on our side and we probably don't say "success stories" on /storiesmedia' should probably link to 'stories'harder, important because we think it is
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'community stories''
Target is #13; top results: board, waste, getting-started, organizers, barnraisingTarget is #17; top results: economist, spectrometer, spectrometry, near-infrared-camera, foldable-specTarget not found; top results: barnraising-2014-photos, lead, barnraising-2014, events, contactTarget is #3; top results are media and wherewebreatheTarget is #3; top results are media and wherewebreathe
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https://publiclab.org/openhour"open hour"med/hard, generic keywords issue, frequently used, high level page
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"event"
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"video" (featured results)
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"youtube" (featured results)
should also give results to "channel"
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https://publiclab.org/wiki/open-callsame difficulty as open hour
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https://publiclab.org/events"event"harder, generic keyword, but high traffic/likes
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"meetup" (featured results)
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Notes
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https://publiclab.org/notes/read_holman/01-14-2019/seeking-gis-data-folks-help-us-create-a-nation-lead-exposure-risk-map
"lead exposure risk"
"lead" leads to "lead""lead exposure risk" gets 1st result<= these search terms are too good, artificially inflating results
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""lead project"Target not found.Target not found.Target not found BUT two other very good links to lead projects did come up in Row 2 of Page 1 resultsThe two good results that also appeared in "most recent" are the only two results shown. Target not found.The two good results that also appeared in "most recent" are the only two results shown. Target not found."lead" leads to "lead" or "lead-kits" or "lead-testing" all great3rd result.
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https://publiclab.org/notes/read_holman/04-16-2019/evaluating-low-cost-lead-screening-products
"home lead test
Target not found.Target not found.2nd result2nd result and the 1st result was also highly relevant (only two results shown)2nd result and the 1st result was also highly relevant (only two results shown)"lead" showed "lead-testing" which gave GREAT results3rd result.
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https://publiclab.org/notes/jiteovien/08-28-2018/download-analyze-your-purple-air-data
"analyze purple air"
Target not found. #18 result was "poorple air" showing up before anything about "Purple Air" :(Target not found.Target not found. but at least the 3rd result was something about the PATarget not found. No results at allTarget not found. No results at all"purple-air" leads to "purple-air"1st result
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"purpleair data"
Target not found.Target not found. #16 was related though https://publiclab.org/questions/warren/01-04-2018/how-good-is-the-purpleair-sensor-and-what-does-it-detectTarget not found. #11 was relevant: https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/04-18-2019/what-are-the-advantages-to-using-2-particle-sensors-at-the-same-timeTarget was #3 of 3 total results, all relevantTarget was #3 of 3 total results, all relevant"purple-air" leads to "purple-air", target was #31st result
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https://publiclab.org/notes/pdhixenbaugh/08-22-2018/diy-science-lesson-with-the-coqui"coqui lesson"Target was #7. #4,5,6 were coqui-relatedTarget not found. first coqui-related note was #13. Target was #20 and many other coqui results also shownTarget not found. even worse: "coqui" did not appear anywhere in the one result shown: https://publiclab.org/notes/Travis/06-10-2015/tracking-plant-health-using-visible-and-infrared-light-initial-experiences-at-an-arts-high-schoolTarget not found. even worse: "coqui" did not appear anywhere in the one result shown: https://publiclab.org/notes/Travis/06-10-2015/tracking-plant-health-using-visible-and-infrared-light-initial-experiences-at-an-arts-high-school"coqui" leads to "coqui" where target is #8 or "activity:coqui" where target is not found"coqui lesson" gets 1st result, and even the 2nd page is the tag page which is also helpful
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"water quality lessons"
Target not found.Target is #8, many other coqui-related notes shownTarget not found.Target not found. even worse: "coqui" did not appear anywhere in the one result shown: https://publiclab.org/notes/Travis/06-10-2015/tracking-plant-health-using-visible-and-infrared-light-initial-experiences-at-an-arts-high-schoolTarget not found. even worse: "coqui" did not appear anywhere in the one result shown: https://publiclab.org/notes/Travis/06-10-2015/tracking-plant-health-using-visible-and-infrared-light-initial-experiences-at-an-arts-high-schoolwater leads to "water quality" where some coqui activities are found by not the targetTarget is #8 but all results are relevant and pleasing
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Questions
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https://publiclab.org/questions/scotttees/10-09-2018/diy-oil-refinery-air-quality-monitoring"refinery monitoring"Questions tab does not offer refinement by type of MySQL search: target not found"refinery" leads to "refinery" --1st result2nd result after a perfect wiki page 1st result
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https://publiclab.org/questions/belkinsa/07-18-2018/are-there-any-diy-equipment-that-measure-dissolved-oxygen-levels-in-water"oxygen in water"Questions tab does not offer refinement by type of MySQL search: target not foundtag search options lead to "dissolved-oxygen" which leads to results, when click "question" result is 3rd1st result
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Comments
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https://publiclab.org/notes/bronwen/10-19-2018/using-the-soil-sampling-toolkit#c20939 (mentions ‘dioxins’)"dioxin"unclear if our Search currently searches commentsno way to get to a comment via tag searchTarget was #8, after other results for dioxin
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(some URL where a term is mentioned in the comment but not in the original post)
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People
Basic search results
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https://publiclab.org/profile/warren'jeff warren''N/AN/AN/AN/A3rd hit under users (after "jeff" and "jbreen")hard, currently
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warren'N/AN/AN/AN/A2nd hit under Users (after 'jbreen')
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https://publiclab.org/profile/zengirl2zengirl2'N/AN/AN/AN/AOnly hit under Users
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Leslie BirchN/AN/AN/AN/AOnly hit under Users
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Other
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https://publiclab.org/tag/air-quality
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pages that are about a topic + education, i.e., "water-quality" and "curriculum"`water quality and education`None of the first row of four results "https://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/5-29-2012/solar-hot-air-balloons" contain the words "water" or "education". Very confusing. None of the first three results contained the words "water" or "education": "Build a papercraft spectrometer for your phone -- version 2.0"; "Calibrating DHT11 sensors"; "Scissors-only build of wider papercraft spectrometer"; and then the 4th result contained "Water" but not "Education" : "Raspberry Pi as Marine Traffic Radar"Neither term appears in the first result "What are the advantages to using 2 particle sensors at the same time?". only "water" appears in the second result: https://publiclab.org/notes/read_holman/04-11-2019/how-to-test-for-lead-in-your-environment. Neither appears in third result -- a truly inexplicable search result "https://publiclab.org/notes/JirkaPanek/06-03-2014/aramani-advanced-decision-support-tool-for-selecting-optimal-participatory-mapping-method". The 4th result is relevant but not especially helpful because its merely an announcement of a presentation "Water Quality Monitoring: Community-based Science"yields only one result "Water Quality Regulations, Testing Methods, Health Risks & Advocacy" which while it has a lot of content would be very confusing to someone searchingsame: yields only one result "Water Quality Regulations, Testing Methods, Health Risks & Advocacy" which while it has a lot of content would be very confusing to someone searching
want to see results that have the tag "water" or "water-quality" as well as the tag "education"
typeahead search presents usernames first, which are not readable and lack context for evaluating if any of these names are worth clicking. it took 1 minute 45 seconds for the Search Results page to loadI assess that the entire first page of 9 results is highly relevant and timely, presenting recent work that is tagged appropriately including the tag page for /education. For example, here's the first result: https://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/03-21-2018/what-are-good-resources-for-teaching-middle-school-age-children-about-water-quality-parameters.
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