Sparkmesh has a bit more information about its links than a full-blown search engine. This allows it to offer some extra search options to help you find what you need even faster.
Don't worry! You can still search for matching links by typing a phrase, just like you would on a search engine. But there's a lot more power under the hood if you want it.
Normal link search
Just enter a phrase, such as artist and title, for a list of matching links sorted by relevance.
If you enter a single artist, tag, or playlist name, Sparkmesh will match it and take you directly to the page. Sparkmesh does not go directly to title pages unless forced (see below) because it was causing frequent misdirection of artist-title link searches.
Force link search (l:/link: search)
To force a link search, enter (
followed by your
Artist search (a:/artist: artist name)
Enter an artist name. If Sparkmesh can't match it, you'll see a list of the closest results and have the option to create the artist's page yourself.
Title search (t:/title: search title)
Enter a title. If Sparkmesh can't match it, you'll see a list of the closest results.
Tag search (ta:/tag: search tag)
Enter a tag. If Sparkmesh can't match it, you'll see a list of the closest results.
Playlist search (p:/playlist: playlist name)
Enter a playlist name.
Event search (e:/event:/events: artist name)
followed by an artist name.
Site filter (si:/site: site name)
followed by a site name along with your search. Sparkmesh will match partial site names, so for example searching for "sp" will match Spotify.
Content filter (c:/content: content type)
followed by a content type along with your search. Sparkmesh will match partial content names, so for example searching for "mu" will match the "music video" content type.
Date filter (d:/date: date)
followed by a date along with your search. You can search for a specific year, or see links from the last 1 Day/1 Week/1 Month/1 Year.
Posted filter (po:/posted:)
followed by a time posted along with your search. Options range from 1 Hour to 1 Month.
Enter "unfilter" at the end of your search to remove all current filters.
Date sort (s:d/sort: date)
along with your search to see results sorted by date (this is also the default.)
New sort (s:n/sort: new)
along with your search to see the most recently added links.
Hot sort (s:h/sort: hot)
along with your search to see the most popular links. Add a time interval (1 Hour to 1 Month) if desired.
Title sort (s:t/sort: title)
along with your search to sort links by title.
Recent sort (s:r/sort: recent)
along with your search to see your recently clicked links.
Following (f:/follow: artist name)
then an artist name to follow the artist.
Unfollowing (u:/unfollow: artist name)
then an artist name to unfollow the artist.
Artist index (i:/index: artist name)
Type i: or index: followed by the first letter of the artist's name.
add/add l/add link
add e/add event
add a/add artist
add mc/add media channel
We'd love to hear from you as the site enters beta! To get in touch, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.