It’s no real secret – the search functionality on Sporcle has often felt a bit lacking. Though there were a handful of filters you could use to narrow down search results, it was a challenge to track down and find exactly what you were looking for on the site. And if you were looking for something other than quizzes or users, forget about it!
As we’ve added new features to the site, search hasn’t kept up. BUT NO MORE!
Today we’re happy to announce a major overhaul to our search functionality.
For starters, you’ll notice the search page has a nice new look. The page has been simplified, and new tabs and drop down filters have been added so you can better find what you’re looking for.
Quizzes in search results now display with game type icons. Filters can be used to sort by published/unpublished, category, quiz type, and relevance/date/rating/play count. Use these dropdowns together and you have the world of Sporcle quizzes at your fingertips.
In addition to Quizzes and People, you can now find results for Group Threads, Badges, Playlists, and Pub Trivia shows. These new additions should open up our content in whole new ways.
We can’t express enough what a giant undertaking this whole project was. From all the product planning, to the engineering work, and the many hours of testing and fine-tuning, this update is huge. We hope you enjoy.