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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz - bolt of blue - infovore) ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2013-07-07 06:37 pm

Site search refinement: not your own journal?

Title:
Site search refinement: not your own journal?

Area:
site search

Summary:
When using site search, is there any benefit to seeing results from your own journal along with the sitewide results, provided you can search your own journal?

Description:
If you can't search your own journal individually, site search may be the only way you have to search your own journal, and I wouldn't want to mess that up for anyone.

If you can search your own journal, is there any benefit to having results from there displayed along with everybody else? I ask because I was running a search where I was 90% or more of the entries sitewide, and I was looking for stuff I didn't already know about.

Assuming it's feature-wise desirable to exclude the journal of the logged-in user from sitewide search results (if and only if that user can also search their own journal), would it be technically feasible? (This is probably a Mark question.)

If it's desirable and technically feasible, how best to implement it? Some thoughts:

* a separate radio button besides user-search and site search
* a checkbox on site search
* just exclude them and leave a note at the top of the search results
* other people may have way better ideas

Poll #13973 Site search refinement: not your own journal?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 39


This suggestion:

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Should be implemented as-is.
9 (23.1%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
15 (38.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
15 (38.5%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl's pale face, with a yellow and green stripe over her right eye (Default)

[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2013-07-29 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
My with changes:
Keep existing behavior but provide a checkbox to exclude your own journal from results.
metawidget: A platypus looking pensive. (Default)

[personal profile] metawidget 2013-07-29 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
+1!
susanreads: my avatar, a white woman with brown hair and glasses (Default)

[personal profile] susanreads 2013-07-29 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
arethinn: glowing green spiral (Default)

[personal profile] arethinn 2013-07-30 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
+1

[personal profile] swaldman 2013-07-29 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
With changes:
Combine with http://dw-suggestions.dreamwidth.org/1437704.html, and think through in a general way how to specify the scope of search - from "everywhere" to "my journal only" and with a few stops inbetween.

(EDIT: which could be as simple as a dropdown with "everywhere", "everywhere except my journal", "journals I subscribe to", and "my journal only" or some such. I'm in favour of keeping this to just one control rather than sprouting a profusion of check boxes ;-))
Edited 2013-07-29 15:20 (UTC)
montuos: cartoon portrait of myself (Default)

[personal profile] montuos 2013-07-29 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
cmshaw: DC Comics: Kory cries "X'Hal!" (Default)

[personal profile] cmshaw 2013-07-29 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl's pale face, with a yellow and green stripe over her right eye (Default)

[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2013-07-29 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Or this! ^_^ Although if we could avoid a drop-down that would be nice...
swaldman: A cute fluffy sheep curled up dreaming of Dreamwidth. Labelled "Simon: Bodger". (dw-dev)

[personal profile] swaldman 2013-07-30 06:27 am (UTC)(link)
*nod* I think somebody who is good at UI needs to have a think about this from scratch. my point was that it should be thought about as "how should we do search scope" rather than "how can we add this suggestion to the existing UI. (I think you realised this ;-))
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2013-07-29 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
aedifica: Me looking down at laptop (off screen).  Short hair. (Default)

[personal profile] aedifica 2013-07-29 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh! I like the original suggestion, but I like this modification of it even better.
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2013-07-30 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
+1

Also, something about the phrase "profusion of check boxes" has made my brain very happy. I have no idea why. It is not because I actually love a profusion of check boxes, just ... a great word sound? The use of the word profusion? I have no idea, but thank you!

[personal profile] swaldman 2013-07-30 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
Profusion is a good word. I should use it more often. Profusely, even :-)
Edited 2013-07-30 06:29 (UTC)
mm_writes: So you said you wanted a cookie... (Default)

[personal profile] mm_writes 2013-07-30 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
Nice.
arethinn: glowing green spiral (Default)

[personal profile] arethinn 2013-07-30 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
ha, or +1 this, too. Both are good suggestions.
juniperphoenix: Fire in the shape of a bird (Default)

[personal profile] juniperphoenix 2013-08-02 02:23 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
runpunkrun: spires of atlantis with a christmas tree on the pier, text: it's christmastime in the city (Default)

[personal profile] runpunkrun 2013-09-25 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
+1