forums: usability: SEARCH field is needed. modest link is not enough.

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  • #70

    options
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    adding a search field with big btn Go! in the forums’ frontpage right upper conrner seems to be like a good idea.

    #282

    wank
    Member

    a) the forums are probably still small enough to find what you need by browsing

    b) if the search is anything like that on wordpress.org, you would be better off with google anyway.

    #301

    options
    Member

    I don’t care about any particular search engine — the matter is just so called “web-design” and the forum usability.

    forums usually tend to grow fast.

    current search facility http://wordpress.com/forums/search.php is good enough, it is just tricky to find it near the bottom of the topic list page.

    PS
    wordpress.org search results really look very funny now ;-)

    #309

    wank
    Member

    it’s most likely that the search function isn’t ready for prime time and they don’t really want people using it yet. when it’s ready, it will probably be moved to a better position.

    #330

    options
    Member

    no fun. it says:

    “Before posting a new topic, be sure to search to see if one has been started already.”

    #359

    wank
    Member

    cut-n-pasted from the dot org forum, no doubt. or possibly part of the bbPress code.

    thought: maybe we’re supposed to use the tag cloud instead? it’s not like tag clouds serve any other purpose.

    #379

    options
    Member

    yes, indeed this phrase is from bbPress sources, that’s no wander though.

    tags, I beleive, are merely indicators of hot topics — good for browsing forum in general, w/o purpose to find info on any particular subject.

    #407

    loucypher
    Member

    If you’re using Firefox, you can search this forum using these:

    #408

    tisme
    Member

    thanks for links.

    what other optional gadgets could use ‘links’ or ‘opera-mini’ users?

    #512

    picturenet
    Member

    “current search facility http://wordpress.com/forums/search.php is good enough, it is just tricky to find it near the bottom of the topic list page.”

    (For the forums)

    Also I would really like to se a good search function on the main WordPress page so that I can search all the WordPress.com blogs for things I am interested in.

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