There is currently a bug that means bootlegs don’t appear in search results on the artist page. You have to manually add ?all=1 to the search result string after you have done the search to make the result appear.
Agree there is something weird and unexpected. I did the search - not found on page 1. Click page 2, it is now at the top.
Click back to page 1 and now it is there too? I had always assumed these lists were static and not always changing when moving page to page.
I tried adding a search hint alias to the RG for “Under Construction”, but that does not seem to have changed anything.
Ignoring Indexed Search and using Direct Database Search seems to return more static results and it is now always on page 1.
I think it’s normal when you search common title like this.
It’s like if you search for a recording called I LOVE YOU. How can you expect your recording to show up in the 25th first results, rather than someone else’s recording?
How would your artist be in priority if you don’t include their name in the search?
Same thing (random result order changes when you browse pages) with the web service on release groups and on works.
So apparently it’s not limited to web service / API.
And maybe it’s for all entity type searches, not only works and release groups.
The bootleg thing is not a bug, FWIW - bootlegs are intended to be hidden by default. It’s just filtering non-official stuff was not really implemented yet (or at least not intentionally - the ‘?all=1’ thing working was mostly just an unexpected side effect of how two pieces of code combined, AFAICT). I have code in the works to make this better and extend it to VA releases too, it’ll get released eventually
So it seems I ran into a rare confluence of a bug (searches are not idempotent) and not-bug (bootlegs are not shown in artists’ discographies). Lucky me! If I didn’t have audio files already tagged with MBID I may never have found it.
Whoops. Never copy my language I always get it wrong. Sorry. I guess I am so used to the script I can’t use MB without that enabled. Have too many concert bootlegs as a Pink Floyd nut.
The “undocumented feature” of tucking “?all=1” back in is really useful. It would be great if we can have that as a user setting somewhere.
What is a little confusing is the search used to work in that way without need of modification of the results. I hope we can easily search bootlegs on the artist page again soon as I do so much work in that area.