Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#624 closed improve feature (wontfix)

improve quicksearch

Reported by: pettergoldstine Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Legacy Resolved
Component: BW Search Keywords: quicksearch

Description (last modified by lemon-head)

To do:

  • explain in search results that only public profiles are shown if not logged in. Eventually, provide a login form (LoginformWidget) to see more results
  • show a section with geo search results, or at least a link to the bigger searchmembers
  • show some fields to refine the search?

BW Rox version: r5535

user agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080623 Firefox/ request uri:

ok, i just sent a message in the contact section about the search function. initially i thought that i didn't show up with searches including my user name. now i realize i have to be logged in to show up on a search with my user name. then i tried a location search, first before logging in, five people living here showed up (not including me), now while logged in. when i search for "amsterdam, the netherlands" nothing is located, when i search "amsterdam" its a mix of people living in amsterdam and those with amsterdam in their profile, and last "amsterdam, netherlands" shows another group of people, not necessarily living here. so it appears as if something buggy is going on with the search function. i require CS'ers to contact me through bewelcome, but many can't find me. its problematic in getting people to sign up with bewelcome.

should you choose to accept this mission...

petter xxoo

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by philipp

  • Component changed from unknown to BW Search
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • the "quicksearch" is indeed not very useful for location based search and has some other flaws as well. It is good to find people based on things they wrote in their profile. If you want to search by location or other criteria try the far more advanced "find members" tool ( - you can switch off the map in case you are on a slow connection.
  • "find members" more or less replaced the "quicksearch". So instead of fixing those issues in quicksearch we will improve the "search members" (e.g. by adding free text search and so on) - thats why I will close this ticket.

(comment sent to member as well)

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by lemon-head

  • Keywords quicksearch added; search function removed
  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Summary changed from search functions to improve quicksearch
  • Type changed from unknown to improve feature
  • version set to all

The quicksearch IS important! If we have that box on every page, then we want it to work!

We can make it a multisearch: First, show people with that username or realname (if the realname is not hidden). Then, show people having the text in their profiles. Finally, a link to the map search, using the search string as a location name.

I reopen this ticket for now.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by lemon-head

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by micha

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

We removed the quicksearch. The searchbox on top is already some kind of "multisearch"

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by TimLoal

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to Legacy Resolved
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