Help shape the future of CurseForge!

Reduce the strictness of the searchbar / Search mod descriptions

I'd like some more leniency when it comes to searching for mods. rn the search feature will give no results if you spell a word wrong, or if the exact word searched isn't in any of the mod titles.

Related, it would be great if it could search mod descriptions for the queried terms as well as the titles, would give much better results. For example, if i'm searching for a mod that does a certain thing, but that feature isn't mentioned in the mod title directly, it's nearly impossible to find without manually scrolling through everything. (which also sucks because if you've clicked on a mod for more information on it, the back button resets all category filters. but there's already a post about that issue)

Searching descriptions as well as titles would also help smaller mods be discovered, as right now they'll almost never come up in search results unless you searched for the mod title directly. All category filters favor already huge mods.

  • Dan
  • Jan 10 2023
  • Planned
  • Attach files
  • Guest commented
    16 Oct, 2023 06:18am

    This is my exact problem, if i search "barnacle" and i do not have it in my mods title, first result would be mod named "Furnace Recycle", meaning that short and long descriptions are completely irrelevant.

  • Guest commented
    19 Jan, 2023 05:51pm

    i second this, but sometimes its too lenient. I was searching for "mana" and was getting results for "man". I think search optimization is necessary all around.

Hold on!
Before you post your idea…

for game or mod suggestions go to our discord

This board is being moderated, if you wish for your idea(s) to go public, please consider the following:

  1. Search for existing ideas

    If your idea already exists, vote for it, this will increase the chances for the idea to become reality. Duplicate ideas only split and lower votes

  2. No tech-support

    This board is for new ideas and feature suggestions, for technical issues or bug reports, visit/contact CurseForge Support

  3. English only

    This ensures that the idea is accessible to a wider audience and makes it easier for others to understand and vote for the idea

  4. No profanity

    Any ideas posted with foul language will not be published and get deleted

  5. Stay on point

    Avoid posting 'lists' of different ideas, we won't be able to address them with a proper status and they will get less votes from others, each idea should have its own post

  6. Please post 1 idea per post

    Posts with multiple ideas can not be merged and prevent us from opening these posts for upvotes