Improving the Search Mechanism

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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:27 pm

[QUOTE=Kyatric] I think in fact that users used to the old forum are used to hit the search button there (click my signature for a screenshot/quick explanation of the forum search and other hopefuly usefull tips).
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So you're showing me the "tradition" card? :)

The biggest "search" button/link is on the top-right corner. I didn't know the old forum and I'm sure I'm not alone. A small "Advanced Search" link below the search box would be a great improvement.

The same goes with such link on the search page itself. This will help to prevent confusion with non-traditional people like myself.
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:34 pm

No I'm not showing any card, I'm realizing and bringing Tom's eyes on this issue hopefuly.

I mean, probably as numerous "old users" I spent most of my time on the forum, and having the "forum search" button at range in the navigation bar, it was like that in the old forum too.
So the transition to the new site occured somewhat naturaly.

But I understand fully how confusing it might be seeing the layout of the site.
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:53 pm

Yeah I understand as well. The problem is there's 2 distinct searches and it would be very hard to join them together. I'll have a think about it.
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:56 pm

o man, I totally didn't realize there was a second search button.   also, I mentioned this a while back, but thought I might eventually get used to it, but it's kinda annoying that it's a fake search bar at the top complete with changing cursor, because the impulse is to start typing. if it can't be an actual functional editbox up there, i don't think it should be disguised as one either. just my 2 cents
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Post » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:21 am

Hi Tom and Kyatric,

I'm a brand new user and I came to the forums to make the same request as lucid. In page searching would be awesome, but replacing the current image with a new one that looks more like a button/link is good too.

I also like the idea of adding a second link going to the forum search because I thought the search covered the entire site including the forums. If you made two smaller buttons you could replace the current image with two new search buttons.

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Post » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:20 am

I like HotGod's suggestion of having an "advanced search" hyperlink text beneath the "search scirra.com" at the top right.
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