Confusion with three sorting options

Forums » Site and Policy » Confusion with three sorting options Search Posts
Started by Background Pony #112A
Posted
2 replies
Subscribe
Background Pony #112A
When it comes to image sorting in searches I understand most of the sorts, but I haven't figured out how relevance and more recently duration work. I also notice that the random sort doesn't change every time, so is there just a much more complicated algorithm to that method?
Cloppershy
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends.
Perfect Pony Plot Provider - Uploader of 10+ images with 350 upvotes or more (Questionable/Explicit)
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!

Pone Addict
Relevance works with searches that use "OR", e.g. if you search for "fluttershy || twilight", relevance will put images with both tags first, then images with only one of the tags. You can also weight tags like this: "fluttershy^2 || twilight".

Duration refers to the duration of videos or gifs.

Random is just random, but it uses a seed to determine the randomness. With the same search and same seed, the order will always be the same. This is why you can go back and forth pages on the search results of a random search and get the same images when you go back to the same page. You can see the seed in the address bar of your browser, e.g. "sf=random:4083435784", where 4083435784 is the seed. You can manually change that, or just open a new page and do another search there.
Interested in advertising on Derpibooru? Click here for information!
Champions of Equestria

Derpibooru costs over $25 a day to operate - help support us financially!

Syntax quick reference: *bold* _italic_ [spoiler]hide text[/spoiler] @code@ +underline+ -strike- ^sup^ ~sub~