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Set search scope to current community by default when searching from a community

When searching in /allmycommunities page, the results are default for all connections content


Change the default scope from All Content to "My communities"




#search, #communities

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  • Feb 27 2019
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  • Guest commented
    17 May, 2019 12:42pm

    It is shocking to me that this even has to be an issue.  The decision to make the default search scope be "All Contents" was a really bad one.  It should have never been changed in the first place.  The search should have been changed back months ago - as soon as the first people complained.  Is there any accountability for the group that is NOT making the decision to change this back to sane behavior?  PLEASE!  Will someone be a "wild duck" and just change this back to the way it's supposed to be?!

  • Guest commented
    16 May, 2019 09:34pm

    Yes, please change the search default to the current wiki/community.  It will save me so much time and frustration as I constantly forget to click This Wiki / This Community as it does not appear until it you start typing.

  • Guest commented
    16 May, 2019 09:26pm

    I am a strong supporter of this suggestion.  Minimally, please allow me to change the default for my own profile.  Almost 100% of the time, I'm trying to search for something in the Community/Wiki/Forum that I'm in.  And too often, I type my search string and hit enter, effectively searching the entire Connections universe for something I'm looking for in a specific place. (and I cannot change the search scope until AFTER I start typing, so I can never just type my string and hit enter)

  • Guest commented
    28 Mar, 2019 09:27am

    Yes, it is more logical t make the 'default' search where you are in.... I voted too.

  • Guest commented
    27 Mar, 2019 12:23am

    I very strongly support this requirement. Search in Connections went from being 'okay' to being useless; it is now more difficult to find information. Whatever the rationale was for this design change, it is misguided. At least make it a configurable option, since the new serach scope is so contrary to what most users want. Also, can we please replace the very subtle sliding magnifying glass control with a more discoverable Search icon? There is so much wasted space on a typical Forum  or Wiki page, yet an essential control is given a space-saving design that tends to just conceal it.

  • Guest commented
    26 Mar, 2019 07:48pm

    Yes, please!  This default changed sometime last year.  Not just the search for communities, but also wikis.  If I'm on my wiki and I want to search for a particular page, I only want to search the wiki I'm on.  Now, if I don't happen to click "My wiki" it searches ALL content and gives me a bunch of ridiculous matches.  Extremely annoying.  Please, please, please change this back to the way it was.  Many people will appreciate it.

  • Guest commented
    25 Mar, 2019 01:44pm

    i wholeheartedly support his idea.  when you are in a Community you are focused on that Community - any Search should match that focus and default to "this Community", you can always broaden your focus to All Contents if you do not find what you're looking for.  i would be willing to bet 90% of more of searches are focused on the current Community content.  having to change the default almost all the time mean the default should change.