Shadow Wolf (shadowolf) wrote in suggestions,
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Boolean Interest Searches

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Boolean Interest Searches

Short, concise description of the idea
Woudn't it be great to be able to search the interests of other LJ users with AND, OR and NOT functionality?

Full description of the idea
Woudn't it be great to be able to search the interests of other LJ users with AND, OR and NOT functionality? It's tough to find people with multiple similar interests- especially without user interaction. The 'magic number' method will find people most like you, but what if you wanted to search for people who had dissimilar interests?

An ordered list of benefits

  • You could more easily find people who had interests which are popular with more than 1000 people (the current listing limit)
  • It would help to discover more people with similar interests, and would be a bit more targetted than the magic-number method.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • You would have more people on your friends list, thereby spending more of your valuable time on LJ
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Shouldn't be too hard- standard Boolean operators are fairly easy to impliment, with a search done on the results of the first interest listed, then the next search done on the results of that. etc.
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