Makes sense about wanting it in the same place. How about top-left? I notice that's free on all the pages I could find. It'd also be a good place to allow the popup version to take up the maximum amount of vertical space. And searching is one of the primary things users need on the forum, so it'd benefit in being in one of the most noticeable places on the screen.
Only problem I see is that the top line is on the non-forum area of the site, too. So how much of a hassle it is to change might depend on how those templates work.
Oh, searching for the author of the post is actually working, I just need to add a field in the smart query and it will work. It will only accept 1 so author:mitchellsimoens will only look for posts where I am an author in that thread. I can change the name of the field if author isn't good, poster doesn't seem right, like username could work.
Mike and I will be revamping things so the fields are more dynamic based on your feedback. We are going to look at having fields accept the (foo AND bar) type
Ok, author is working:
The username will have to 100% match so like this won't be the same as above:forum title:suggestion author:mitchellsimoens
Will add a story to do better searching for this, we will be revamping it anyway.forum title:suggestion author:mitch
So Mitch when you getting this for all my usernames? Having to login to my prem username is killing my productivity...
Can the option checkboxes be made into the multi select list boxes... Please... LOL
It make more sense using the item selector style saves tons of room too.
Or even doing the checkbox tree would work also and be nicer looking.
How is this handling partial matches? Like "title:search*" as opposed to "title:search" or "title:searching"? I THINK it's handling it like you'd expect a wildcard to. And if you don't have a wildcard, it assumes "whole word" logic. So searching for "title:searc" finds nothing, because there's no exact match on that.
Another random topic - tag search. I don't use it. Do other people? If so, this should probably support tag search, too, so it can be a full replacement of the existing search. Probably already on your list but I'm just being thorough.
Eventually, it should probably support all the features the current search supports, unless you can show that people just don't use that feature.
Also, how is this going to work for searching within a thread?
haha, just don't care about yours Like jep and others I do, just not yours... sorry
Stop hijacking this thread!