With the recent launch of Solr to beta (read all about the improvements here - MB Search Overhaul) , I received a lot of tickets on the Solr ticket tracker on why a particular search doesn’t return results as expected.
Since I am expecting a lot of these, please remember we cannot possibly cover every case. But, what we can do is try to fit our search config to perform as good as possible, as such I am creating this thread as a one stop discussion/request thread to improve upon boosts.
To help, please post your search improvement requests in the following manner -
Link to the beta site search with the query (To see Solr’s results)
Link to the main site search with the query (To see our old search servers results)
Explanation to why you think your expected result should have a better score. ( Answering questions like - is your query in the entity’s alias? Its comment? Its sort-name?)
The above format although not strictly necessary will be really useful for me as I can debug things a lot faster and improve upon our search results.
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