Users searches can't begin with @ in advanced search form

This is a minor UX issue that was pointed out to me today. Most form inputs on Discourse that open a user dropdown menu allow you to start the search by entering an @ symbol and then entering the first few letters of the username. The ‘Posted by’ field on the advanced search menu does not allow for this. If a search is begun with @, it will always return ‘No matches found’:


I’d never noticed this before because I normally just search for the username directly from the main search input:

If possible, it would be good to have consistent behaviour for user auto-complete menues.


Ah yes, this would be a nice little change, maybe you can schedule it for next week @sam?


This change will allow the ‘@’ in front