Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote in suggestions,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas

Enable deep search of protected entries

Enable deep search of protected entries

Short, concise description of the idea
Sometimes tags and memories aren't enough; content we can view should be content we can search.

Full description of the idea
I was trying to find a years-old entry by a friend, but in the absence of a tag or memory, my only recourse was to page through month after month of subject lines hoping to see a familiar one.

Might be default behavior for new journals; existing users should probably have deep searching enabled on an "opt-in" basis...not everyone wants their protected entries to be searchable, even to people to whom they've given access.

An ordered list of benefits
  • "Deep web" searching consistent with privileges granted to users.
  • Helpful for when we want to search our own protected content.
  • Value-added capability could drive site usage up--only available to logged-in users.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • For performance reason, this probably implies global searching, filtering for search results that a user is allowed to see.
  • Indexing cost.
  • Search computation cost.
  • Privacy & security implications.
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