When I search for the word emoji I get:
This is pretty bad cause it really is not providing much value to me. I think a smarter algorithm for prioritizing could do a much better job.
In particular, here are some changes I would suggest to fix up this instance:
Allow admins to customize search priority by category. Allow each category to specify some sort of “extra weight” for a particular category. So #howto, for example could be much higher priority on meta.
Allow admins to “de-prioritize” old closed topics in a category. Old closed bugs should always show up at the end of the list.
Allow moderators to specify a “high priority” time window. For example, I would always like the first 2 results of the search to return hits from the last 14 days if available.
This has been discussed a lot, in particular here:
I get around this issue by adding
order:latest but most end-users would have no clue about that.