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Implemented Inconsistency in design of Search dropdowns

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Grover, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    A picture says more then...

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  2. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Some of these differences might be on purpose/as designed, other maybe not. Either way I do not see a problem in this, but it's good to let them know of course.
  3. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    There is no problem whatsoever, that's why I didn't report it as a bug :). Still, it is something that I recognized not to be consistent, so maybe it needs fine tuning.
  4. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They are due for some attention. FWIW, I prefer the main search box to the forum search box.
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  5. ChrisR

    ChrisR Active Member

    Thats one thing i hate in software is things that are consistent.. ;)

    EDIT: I think all search drop-downs should look like the main one.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    The main search pane looks a bit more polished.
  7. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Me too.
  8. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    HEY! I like the search box. LEAVE it ALONE.

    Agh. Maybe make the option to reduce member search and "newer than" boxes [for people like the OP].
  9. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Did you actually read the suggestion?...
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  10. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Yes I did. His image shows that he wants to make it less hmm...[I don't know the best word to use, but here goes nothing] "cluttered." The suggestion is to "reduce" at least one or two to a minimalist size.

    I understand that the OP changed the search boxes for member search/newer than into checkboxes.

    Oh, and its consistent, to me. Organized in the way that categorizes the boxes, if you ask me.
  11. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    First: His, the OP ... is me ;).
    Second: I am afraid you didn't understand the suggestion. Try reading it again.
  12. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I understand its you, I'm just trying to be nice, is all. :)

    Oh, wait....You ...sneaky... runt. You were talking about the difference between the main site's search box, and "search this thread" boxes. AAAAAHHHH.....

    *Defeated look, and walks away lookin' down*
  13. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Okay, so now that I've understood the suggestion. I think that I stay with the original statement - Why I say this, its because if Kier/Mike did change it to fit the consistency of the main search box - it would look too much of the same thing. We don't want a boring looking site, now do we? And on top of this, sometimes its confusing to distinguish between thread search, and main search. I had this confusion problem in my experience with VB.

    Sometimes, in VB [doesn't matter which version between vb3/vb4] - I would click the search box for thread, when I meant to click the main one. Why? Too consistent.
  14. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I agree the main one looks better, but maybe the difference in color also helps to differentiate between the two? I certainly understand Carlos' point here.
  15. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


    Found this thread by accident.
    I see the Search dropdowns are much more consistent.

    This should be moved to Implemented.

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