I added a Custom User Field.
My interface shows this field:
I clicked the box.
I set up a multi-select list.
I can successfully alter profiles with the multiselect list.
It happily shows up on my User Card.
Quick Search on the field name or the multi-select values does not find my user.
Advanced Search on the field name or the multi-select values does not find my user.
Advanced Search on the field name or the multi-select values and specifically selecting “Users” in the dropdown does not find my user.
Admin Area - Users - nope, could not find a way to search there either.
Admin Area - maybe there’s a global field interfering with this feature - could not find anything.
Discourse Meta forum - maybe the answers are there on the global setting - could not find anything here.
I’m super frustrated.
Is the bug that the field exists?
Is the bug that Advanced Search isn’t displaying the multi-select list when I select Users in the dropdown?
Is this a user education bug and I need to click super secret Admin settings?
Is this a poorly labeled field that has nothing to do with system searches?
I don’t mean to sound like a jerk - I’m very sorry if my frustration is coming across in my writing. I’m exhausted and I just want to cry. I’ve spent so much time reworking our process and delicately announcing the changes around this feature that may not be a feature at all.
And yes, I am a complete dumbass for making decisions based a field label without actually testing it first. My frustration is of my own making. I know better. I was in QA for 17 years. I know better. Ever-alpha-software. I know, I know …