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Please make it easy to search subforum

Discussion in 'Meta-forum Discussion' started by Thaina, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Thaina

    Thaina

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    When we click on the search forum in the subforum

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    It should just go scope the search to the subforum we are staying

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    Without the need for us to search for it

    Unity forum already contain too many subforum. It tiresome to find it in this little box
     

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  2. Favo-Yang

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    I second this. People are too lazy to go to search forum link and find the 'Search in Forums'. The improvement can greatly reduces repeated thread.

    Change the search field to either
    - [Search this thread and sub-forum...]
    - [Search...] [x] this thread [ ]sub-forum

    Shall we?

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  3. Antypodish

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  4. Thaina

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    @Antypodish Shouldn't your comment pointed you out how crucial this feature is and how dire of the situation for feature request in meta forum. For years that people post this and it never have progress at all
     
  5. Antypodish

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    No, it points, that there are existing threads on the same topic and therefore should be discussed there, rather making duplicates. Also, that people should improve their searching skill, before making suggestion. It would reduce general overhead, searching time and clutter for everybody.
     
  6. Thaina

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    @Antypodish And that's the point of this thread that the search should have better UI so that people could utilizing their searching skill easier. The UI make a friction for people so there was already many thread about this. I am not the second, I am the 5th or even more
     
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  7. Favo-Yang

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    Just my 2 cents. The default search box could be smarter even for pro user. I assume user with hundred posts are pro user. You both are. The usability matters, it cost you more clicks, scrolling time to make a very frequent search action. Search forum page is very useful for advanced search, just we need make the simple search easier.
     
  8. Lurking-Ninja

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    Although I agree, the forum software could contain better search, but honestly in the era of Google, Bing and search bars in the browsers I don't see real benefit of it.
     
  9. Favo-Yang

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    One trivial case is to search the sub-forum before posting something new.
     
  10. Kichang-Kim

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    I definitely agree to that the current sub-forum should be selected as default search target.
     
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  11. Thaina

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    Lurking-Ninja Problem is, their bot is not always crawl accurately
     
  12. vestigial

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    I agree. Or at the very least enlarge the forum selection box so we can see ten or more at a time
     
  13. Aaron-Meyers

    Aaron-Meyers

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    Just want to chime in and say that that tiny subforum selection box is horrible. Please improve this, Unity!
     
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  14. mattinjersey

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    the search functionality is not good. why does it go to a different page. without leaving the subforum page, we should just be able to search for a keyword or author and it would find it. Also the search is quite slow.
     
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