See the search, in the top right corner of ACP. Just click on it and enter/paste in the email address - voila, it returns the user account belonging to that email address.Many times members email me without telling me their username. It would be a little easier to search for if the email search was a little more conveniently located
That's no better then what we have now. I could just click advanced search too. Its an extra step.
Then why have a user search there at all? I have to agree with the OP, and combining them in that existing ACP panel user search field makes much more sense. Hell, you can use the same "search" routine for any of the settings - so why do we need an ACP with anything other than search by that philosophy.
or why not just remove the username search completely and replace it with the ACP search function?Then why have a user search there at all? I have to agree with the OP, and combining them in that existing ACP panel user search field makes much more sense. Hell, you can use the same "search" routine for any of the settings - so why do we need an ACP with anything other than search by that philosophy.
That's kind of what my comment was in reference about just doing away with the ACP and using the search for everything - was said with a "slight" tint of sarcasm included.or why not just remove the username search completely and replace it with the ACP search function?
I'm aware it has been... but my point was to the "use the search feature". You can say the same thing about any of the settings/phrases/etc that are selectable/changeable in the ACP - ergo one doesn't need a lot of the options present in the ACP viewable/selectable and could just use the search field to change them.It's been there from the beginning.
The ACP search function was introduced later.
Actually it's not because it can be done from anywhere (tab/option wise) in the ACP... This is where Brogan and Mouth are referring to. It's just not in an "expected" area to perform a search from as most would think that field relates to ACP functions.Not really as either way I do it its an extra mouse click.
Admin CP > Click Advanced Search > Click inside the "Email" field > Type and enter > Click the matching resultNot really as either way I do it its an extra mouse click.
I'm not so worried myself about # of clicks (hell, it's a simple move a mouse and finger), but more for consistency in a user search field. I'd think that the two most vital pieces of information (their user name and their email) would be searchable from one interface area that already exists.Your proposed solution:
Admin CP > Click "Email" field > Type > Click the matching result
That's two clicks.
Yes, and I gave him an example of it.My only point was that if the desire is to search for a user by their email address, that can already be done (from one interface area that already exists, funnily enough )
It's frustrating when someone claims that's not good enough because it takes an extra click. So I was just clearing up the fact that it actually doesn't.