We made two changes today and while they sound technical they are – we believe – exciting!
Filter by Date
We have a Produced From and a Produced To date but most of the time the Produced To date is just not known or even relevant (with more than 98% of entries not having that date). Our old filter used both and did not produce many results. We now changed it so that it takes the Produced From and that works much better!
Here are Funko Wobblers from 2003 –
Or (1) Hard Rock Cafe items that are (2) Pins, & Badges, Staff Only, made between 2004 and 2006 and (3) sorted by Date Produced –
Note, soon we enable filtering for Restaurants, Hotels etc, then Hard Rock can also be added through the Brand Filter.
Sort by Date
We have had sorting by Reference Number but with so many different reference numbers that have letters, numbers and special characters it did not work very well (for example it would sort numbers like this 05, 1, 11, 130, 2, 25, 4, AA). We just rebuild this section and now that filter shows so much better results (for that sequence it would now sort 1, 2, 4, 5, 11, 25, 130, AA)!
Here as an example the (1) Tekno (Denmark) Subject showing (2) Model Cars (3) sorted by Reference Number –
Note. The only Ref Numbers that do not sort properly yet are where there is a combination of numbers and letters with different numbers of digits, so for example 14a will not follow 14.
We hope you like these changes. Please let us have your ideas and suggestions in the comments below.