FatSecret can we improve the food search, please?

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Joined: May 10
Posts: 163

Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 09:20
So I've noticed on many many occasions that the search results for entering food into your diary sucks.

Let's use an example. I like smoked/cured salmon. I like a particular brand of smoked salmon. They sell it at my local costco.

It's called DOM Reserve Smoked Atlantic Salmon.

When I try searching for this exact term, this is what I see:

Nada. So naturally one might assume I need to add it to the database. If I click on "add new food" it takes me to the screen where I enter new info. Cool. Except that when I click on "Check for Duplicates" magically the item appears. Twice even.

If I follow these links I'm then able to add it to my diet calendar. This seems so messed up. If the items in question aren't 'shared' items, why do they appear in search at all? (They're not, by the way, they're shared publicly). Second, because they're shared, why is the search algorithm so broken that it works differently on different pages? Why would anyone want this?

FatSecret you guys are running a cool operation here let's tidy it up a little for a better user experience.

Ok that's my rant. Peace out.

Joined: May 10
Posts: 163

Posted: 24 Feb 2018, 21:54
Resurrecting this because it's still not fixed.

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