We’ve got some excellent advanced search options in Discourse at this point, but the UI for them is… how shall I put this…
… uhhh… bad? Yes, I believe the word I am looking for is “bad”.
Recently, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the advanced search in NodeBB is really quite good! In any full page search result there’s this little expandable “Advanced Search” panel:
Clicking to expand the “Advanced Search” shows:
I am not proposing any change to the current advanced search options in Discourse at all, merely building UI similar to this around the advanced search options we already have.
My hope is that since this is mostly a UI task, and scoped to the full search results page, it could be taken on by someone in the community. A simple V1 that gets the basics of advanced search UI in, would be perfect. If anyone is interested, we’d be happy to sponsor it.