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Maximum Number of Search Results, whats the MAX should it be?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by surfsup, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    If on a dedicated server, whats the max amount of search results that should appear?

    I have it set to 800 but what if people want searches from past that?

    Just throwing out off the wall questions ;)
  2. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    It really depends on the thread/post count of your forums and the server you're hosting them on. 800 is fine for a smaller site as the result set will be less - on a 1+ million post forum you'll like create a large/long query using 800 results which may slow your site down or make searching a laborious task for you and your members.

    For larger sites (1 million posts +) these is an enhanced search add-on - but it's only really applicable if you have a dedicated server.

    Shaun :D
  3. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    I just bought the enhanced search addon - but I have about 360k+ posts so far....

    I just installed it as well, so maybe now I can put the number up higher or what do you personally recommend?
  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Just tune it to suit your board - fewer results is quicker (but the results don't got as far back in time for popular searches) - more results gives, well, more. (y)

    There comes a point though where lots more results becomes a bit pointless because people only look so far back anyway. How often to you go to the 25th page of Google results?
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