What are people's thoughts on a site search that can be categorised?
The problem I have is this:
Say I want to find the address for a Bar - let's call it X Bar for arguement's sake - on my local network.
I go up to the site search and enter 'X Bar'
The problem I have is that I get all of the (more recent) comments on events, in forum discussions and photos BEFORE probably one of the earliest references to the bar - the full directory review page.
I feel that the search results would be more useful if it could be categorised into:
- FORUM 2?
Obviously the results would match whatever is turned on or off on the network - if there are no videos, this category should not appear in the search results.
Alternatively, the categorisation might happen at the time of search as we see on other sites:
images > members > listings etc.
Upon reflection, I might see if this is even something I can build and dump into a custom text box and remove the Ning site search (while this is being prepared for roll-out) ;)
I'll pop back and let you take a look when I get it done...
Looking forward to your thoughts anyway!