Short, concise description of the idea
Give us back our interest based and username search function.
Full description of the idea
While I'm sure many people will like the new text search function, I have no use for it and it just makes navigating LJ (an already difficult enough task for beginners) that much harder. I'd appriciate it much more if I could select the old search system alongside the new text search so I could skip having to do a pointless text search just to find the interests search function and keep up with the active communities based on my interests. The text search function is of little personal interest to me, and I would have also appriciated a feedback form so I didn't have to use the suggestion function to make my views heard.
- -Wider search functionality.
-Easier to find friends and people interested in the same things.
-Makes it easier to use on the whole, especially for brand new users and old hands.
-Ability to bypass being exposed to comments you have not invited (eg a young person curious about their sexuality may search 'gay' and see offensive/abusive things in the comments search that could be damaging)
- May be difficult to impliment?
Could be confusing initally (suggest you keep things as simple as possible or add some kind of quick guide to the FAQ in this case)