Changing the default 'sort by' setting for search

(John ) #1

Is it possible to have the default search order be order:latest, either as a user preference or globally on an instance of Discourse?

(Sam Saffron) #2

Sorry for the delay… no this is not possible, but I could add a site setting for it.

I also usually prefer order:latest as a default for stuff I am searching for. Cause I like to use search to recall a topic I recently looked at.

Another option could be to give significantly more weight to recent stuff while leaving it as a “smart search” But… to be honest … maybe order:latest is simply a better default… @codinghorror?

(Jeff Atwood) #3

I favor weighting recent stuff a bit more, personally. order:latest as a default would be awfully strong.

(Jeff Atwood) #4

It would be nice to have a simpler search shortcut for order:latest even a single character, as that is a lot to type plus a colon.