i may be making a mistake, but the search function is AWFUL


Old 05-23-2014, 02:44 PM
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Default i may be making a mistake, but the search function is AWFUL

I will state up front that I may be doing something wrong, but what seems like a simple task is a mess. Most of the foods I am eating are very simple foods, skim milk, egg whites, chicken no skin, etc. When I do a search for the above foods it's a miracle when or even if I can locate them, and the list of foods that come before what I'm searching for are laughable. I just did a search for "egg whites" and I went thru 3 pages of everything but egg whites. I had results for cakes, eggplant, dehydrated whole eggs, etc. WTH is the deal with the search function? Am I royally screwing something up or is it just that bad? If I am doing something wrong then please tell me how to correct the error of my ways and I will do so with much haste and beg forgiveness. If I am not the issue, this is a serious flaw of Fitday that needs immediate attention.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:33 PM
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The only thing I can think of is that the foods you cite are very common - chicken, milk, etc., and used in a lot of dishes. cooked in different ways. I agree there are a lot of items for each of these.

It is frustrating. However, IMO, it's more frustrating when the search doesn't allow me to look through those pages and just gives me the reply that the item is not found!

In the case of 'egg whites,' 'egg white' gives better results.

You probably already found out that 'skinless' works better than 'no skin.'

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Old 05-23-2014, 05:29 PM
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As mentioned above, a lot of food search issues arise from folks entering the plural form of the food item.

A very popular mistake is "scrambled eggs" Which produces search results from fast food menu items. Searching for "Scrambled Egg" produces the expected results.
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