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Very simple suggestion re: searching forums (14 posts)

  1. Farms2
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Why don't we just use the http://wordpress.org/support/ big 'ol search box here?

    'Twould cut down on non searchees I reckon.

    Cheers, james

  2. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If I remember correctly it has something to do with the bbpress theme used for the wp forums being shared with the wpmu forums.

    I *think* that's the case anyway.

  3. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You could make it 10 times that big, and I don't think it would help.

    Someone gets excited, whether from error or whatever, and they do the first natural thing. They post.

    Granted it's the same on any forum, and a common forum courtesy to search first before asking for help, but such is life.

    Mostly it's "new" users. They're so hot and excited about the "possibilities" of MU, and how they can make a really popular site, that it carries over into wanting an answer right now, and not having to wade through a search. I'd bet it doesn't cross their mind.

    Either that, or they "try" to search, but don't really know how to search properly, and use common keywords that "we" would use to find something.

    The only thing that might help is improved documentation (I know, kill me), but then again the documentation that's already in place isn't used much.

  4. drmike
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Actually it works now. Has for a couple of weeks. :)

  5. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I stand corrected :)

  6. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    yeah but it searches via google. and that's poopie.

  7. drmike
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Agreed but it probably makes Automattic a few cents every day. :)

  8. bradmkjr
    Blocked
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Why not put a search box above the new post box on the new post page?

    Then they have to possibly see it before they enter a new post. Yeah, I know 90% of people still won't, but if you force them to scroll down to enter a new post, then they might see it.

    Bradford Knowlton
    http://x86Virtualization.com/

  9. Farms2
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I agree - 95% of this stuff can be sorted out through design.

  10. drmike
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That's the issue. Donncha has no control over the design.

  11. Farms2
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hmmm...

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    *chuckle* Hey I'm looking for the search function here in the forums. Can someone please point me to it?

    Thanks

    :)

  13. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If we put a window in your gut, could you see it then? :D

    he he he he.

  14. bradmkjr
    Blocked
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think people read "[Closed] Search MU Forums" so they think the search is CLOSED!!!

    For the number of PHP programmers around here, wouldn't someone figure out a way to display the correct search box based on the url?

    mu.worpdress.org searches mu
    http://www.wordpress.org searches non-mu

    Sounds like 2 lines of code, 1 if statement, but what do I know.

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