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Usability issue with search


Active member
Many members of my community have complained about the following scenario:
  1. Go to a forum you want to search.
  2. Enter a search query top right.
  3. Hit enter / "Search".
  4. You are not completely happy with the results and enter something different in the search box top right.
  5. Suddenly the search is site-wide.
People expected the search to still work in the scope of the forum you wanted to search originally and not suddenly across the entire site. I have been telling them to use the tiny button called "Search Again" to modify their query, but I think this is a usability issue as many people have reported it as a bug and thought it was bad.