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Temporary date sort / subject search workaround available


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Temporary date sort / subject search workaround available

shivohum | Jun 19, 2007 09:18 PM

It's with some excitement and a lot of trepidation that I present a little website, badly-coded, that I hacked up in response to the tremendous demand for a date sort feature. The website is just a form which searches a board on chowhound for words -- either anywhere in the message, or just in the subject, or both -- and returns date-sorted results.

I say trepidation because I'm afraid of the strain it might put on Chowhound's servers. The way my script works is to pull up to the first ten pages of results (that is, up to 200 results) from Chowhound, and then sort and present them. Thus it does NOT YIELD perfect results, but only approximately good ones.

In order to minimize the strain on Chowhound's (and my own web host's) servers, I've included a small delay in the program. This will mean that a search that yields the maximum 200 results will take around 20-25 seconds to perform. On the other hand, the results will be all on one page.

I hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, and I reserve the right to take this down at any time for any reason -- including, and especially if the Chowhound administrators so desire.

That said, enjoy:

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