Does anyone like this idea (or want to suggest something similar) ?
I don't often check Active Convos, instead tending to check Threads I'm On. Sometimes, however, I either notice, or people alert me to the fact that my name is in a thread, or someone has said 'ask hub2dee' etc.
I sometimes search for my name (or derivatives) in Text or in Subject, but wonder if two things might be good:
1) Third option on the drop Search Current Threads drop down menu: Text / Subject / Both (this saves lots of clicks and a bit or server processing time).
2) Embed this search in the 'Threads I'm on' / 'Threads I'm Watching' Page (I'd prefer the former).
Would be interested if any other MNers search for their name regularly or would be interested in a similar feature. I imagine it would be helpful for mods for example people saying 'where's Lou' ?
(This raises a nice techy challenge of how to find Lou as well as Lou33 or whatever anyone else calls her... I search h2d, hubtodee, hub2dee etc. etc.)
Sounds like a good idea to me tho I am as yet awaiting questions from the font of knowledge I ahve on spiders and all things Viking. Not sure why but noone seems to want to know about these [puzzled emoticon]
We are going to overhaul the whole search page in the not-too-distant, so we'll bear this in mind. It is a bit silly that you have to search subject and text separately. It's also silly that you have to know whether to search "current" or "archived". We'll get rid of both of those limitations. Call them historical accidents.
Whilst you're overhauling the search facility, please can we have the ability to search for exact phrase? So it works like Google etc where you put exact phrases in " " and then add extra words that can appear anywhere.