I've recently discovered the 'Pattern Scoring' capabilities in FARR. It's made a HUGE difference in the usability of FARR for me. Extra Kudos, Mouser, for adding the ability to use Modifier Keywords with Pattern Scoring! I had the problem that there are hundreds of MP3s and Image files all over the place. Generally, I don't want FARR to find these... There are tons of them and they clog up the search speed. So I essentially "turned them off" by making PS rules for score is -99999. Then made keyword-modified ones to turn them back on.
Questions though--What is the most efficient way to set up my list of patterns?
(1) Should the most commonly utilized ones be at the top of the list (in the same way that directories should be)? Does it even matter with pattern scoring? Should I have all the keyword-modified rules AFTER the non-modified ones?
(2) I have image files essentially turned off with score is -99999, but I have a keyword "+pic" that makes them +99999. I couldn't see how to combine these (e.g. Pattern is *.jpg, *.bmp, *.png, *.gif; Score is -99999), instead I had to make separate rules for each file type--all using the same keyword. Is this the best way to do it? Or is there a way to combine multiple file types on one rule?