Opened 10 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#146 closed new feature (wontfix)

searchmembers: remember search parameters

Reported by: lemon-head Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: unassigned
Component: BW Search Keywords: searchmembers, findmembers, search history, demo
Cc:

Description (last modified by lemon-head)

Hi!

It would totally rock if the findmembers page would remember my search parameters between sessions! This way, I could re-login in a different internet cafe or in a different place, and don't have to retype all the search parameters.

Obviously, this will get more important if we get more search options (which I guess will happen in the future).

What I imagine:

  1. have the previous parameters pre-filled in the search text fields. This will be quite ok for the beginning, can already be a great help. The map can be focussed in the state it has been in when doing the last search.
  2. choose even older stuff from a dropdown, or from a list of links maybe. This dropdown could be integrated into the text field, or it could be a css dropdown, or a html <select> element. The options should display all the parameters for this search.. This will help to resume searches in different cities..
  3. if we have a dropdown or selection menu, we could as well display some default options - like, find people in the city you're living in.

Attention:

  • Too many input fields will only confuse people. Especially, the history selection should NOT look like an additional search field!! I think the first solution will not significantly hurt anyone. The second one is more tricky.
  • Too much text descriptions will distract people. So, the function should be designed in a way that it can explain itself.

How to proceed:

  • I think step 1 is not too critical and can be put online right away..
  • For step 2 (or if you are not sure even with step 1), I think it would be helpful to make a (cheap) draft/demo first, and publish it in the new tech blog for evaluation/usertest. (it can as well be published or announced in other places, if you like..) This way, we can optimize the solution, before we put it online. Evaluation can be done by new features team / testing team, or anyone interested.
  • If everyone is happy, put it online.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by lemon-head

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by lemon-head

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by TimLoal

  • Milestone set to Future

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by jsfan

  • Milestone Future deleted

Milestone Future deleted

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by planetcruiser

  • Milestone set to unassigned
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

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