Today you may notice a number of things different about the download browsing and search experience. This news post will outline the changes to the site:
You may now both search and filter at the same time
You may now filter on Normal, Picked or Featured downloads, or a combination thereof
The search results now show the amount of downloads within each specific category, similar to the Show All Downloads from the member profile pages
Filtering also shows the amount of downloads within each category
The filters no longer have thier own seperate box in the sidebar, but appear underneath the search box, behind the link
The sidebar has increased slightly in size to accomodate the dual nature of Filters and Searching
Download pages now display the cache file, if relevant
Thanks to the MTS2 staff for helping me test this.
Additionally, if you missed the last tech news:
Keywords on download posts that are in space-seperated lists, as opposed to comma seperated, now get split into individual keywords
Non entered challenges now show up on the scorecard
Added option on the Mass Forum Subscriptions page to unsubscribe from a specified sub-forum. This is useful if you want to show all threads from a particular forum and it's children *except* for particular subforums. This is the second tickbox.
Fixed bug with New Posts giving a database error for unlogged in members
Renamed Featured Downloads to MTS2 Top Picks, which now incorporates the Top Picks
Added little stars next to some downloads. Hover over the star, you'll see.
There seem to be some downloads lacking when using the filter & search. I typed something and I swear, I saw one download the last time I used the search but this time it disappeared. It never got deleted, modified or anything.
Umm.... While I was working on uploading something, Firefox alerted me to a problem on the page. Not sure if this is on your end or mine, but I've never seen it before and I haven't been messing around with my web browser lately, so it might be related to your changes. Here's a screen shot of it -> http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/...pg?t=1194367091 Happens every time I'm on the preview page of an upload.
I actually get similar results as silenthill. I'm not saying that this is a bad update since so many people seem to like it (and I don't want to get on anyone's bad side) but is there anywhere I can go to search the old way? It's just something I'm used to and I don't get many results when using the new search and filter feature.