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Additional functionality for multisearch.bml

Title
Additional functionality for multisearch.bml

Short, concise description of the idea
The top search bar on LiveJournal pages currently returns the userinfo of the person in question. A second dropdown menu should be added with other options such as "journal", "friends page", "memories", etc.

Full description of the idea
This idea is inspired by notnormalikeyou's LJ toolbar, as posted about in lj_nifty Add a second dropdown menu to the search bar at the top of .bml pages in the distopia theme containing different LiveJournal pages that take a username as an argument -- eg, journal, friends page, user info, calendar, memories, add friend, to do list, user pictures, etc. Modify multisearch.bml so that for the options that return a user (username, email, AIM, ICQ) the content of the second dropdown determines which of that user's pages is returned. The "region" and "interest" searches could either ignore the content of the second dropdown, or be removed altogether, as their function is mirrored by options on the left hand sidebar.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Nifty
  • Easier site navigation
  • Not having to navigate through several other pages to find a desired page decreses database and bandwidth loads
  • Improved multisearch.bml would make it easier to include LiveJournal functionality intoolbars, portals, etc.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Extra clutter
  • The problem with region and interest
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • I don't speak BML or perl, but I'm fairly sure that this would be pretty simple.
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