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Request: wider date range for searches

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Re: Request: wider date range for searches

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 9:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
I wouldn't necessarily call it "news" to me, but I certainly don't remember it being a highly sought issue from the 2010 discussions either.

If we were to only add 1-3 settings to the droplist for year range, what should they be?
Currently it is +/- 1, 2, 5, 10 years.
How about just adding 20? Or do you think we need to add more? (I actually don't know if this is significantly more taxing on the servers; if it is, as suggested by the other poster, that may be part of the reason we've shied away from having it in the interface.) There's also the issue of whether it is a search strategy worth encouraging others to do by offering. I suspect that people would be inclined to keep the range as tight as possible just so they don't have to cope with too many results, so probably not an issue.

I should also add a disclaimer that I'm not a product manager but a product designer and researcher (not that it necessarily merits a strong distinction). But I hope to be around for a while and I think the next 12-18 months will be good for search on Ancestry.com.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Teri Pettit 25 Apr 2013 8:55PM GMT 
barbdale_1 26 Apr 2013 5:23PM GMT 
Teri Pettit 27 Apr 2013 3:11PM GMT 
godavem 26 Apr 2013 7:30PM GMT 
daciodan 26 Apr 2013 10:08PM GMT 
godavem 27 Apr 2013 3:48AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 27 Apr 2013 5:59AM GMT 
jwardh 27 Apr 2013 4:02AM GMT 
Teri Pettit 27 Apr 2013 3:15PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 26 Apr 2013 10:38PM GMT 
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