Is this still a standing issue or can a solution be created for this now?? I mean almost every app offers user search so it would be nice if Discourse also did just for the ease. Not comparing Discourse with other apps but the ease of use would definitely be there.
That’s true and it’s an absolutely reasonable request. This feature can be and should be consistent throughout the website. And if it can be done using a theme component then why not do the same with the main search at the first place.