Searching for a known user yields no results. Can I search by user?

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(Heritagedocumentationprograms) #1

I could have sworn this worked before, so perhaps a change has occurred since then.

I would like to be able to search for models using the creator's (user's) name, but this keeps giving me no results. I can make my way to the user's page and models by other means (direct links etc), so I know they exist and the models are not locked or anything.

Am I missing something about how the search tool works? Does it only search "models"? Is there a toggle somewhere for users? Let me know if you are able to search for a user and have it display all that user's models.

Thanks!


(Dark Minaz) #2

https://sketchfab.com/models?q=dark-minaz&sort_by=-likeCount

works fine for me. Can you give the person you are searching for?


(Heritagedocumentationprograms) #3

My coworker, Paul Davidson. Here's his page just to prove it's not locked or anything: https://sketchfab.com/pauldavidson

Here's my search results for him: https://sketchfab.com/models?q=paul+davidson&sort_by=-likeCount


(Dark Minaz) #4

because his account is pauldavidson and not paul davidson
so you gotta search like this :smile:
https://sketchfab.com/models?q=pauldavidson&sort_by=-likeCount

although it could be that sketchfab used to do both. Not entirely sure though. I mostly search tags :smile:


(Heritagedocumentationprograms) #5

Thanks, that helps me understand why.

I do wish this wasn't the case though, because a normal viewer won't know to mash the names together.

Hopefully this changes in the future. Thanks again!


(Mauricesvay) #6

We are currently working on a new search engine. Hopefully it will give better results!