Hi. the search interface and the general look was changed recently (April 11). The change is not on the master branch yet (will merge after collecting some feedback and fixing a few things).
Search is now sticky (one caveat - no full text search temporarily - will be restored soon).
So with search you can type query (now for title match only), then add or remove tags (removal only works for all tags at once at this point), revise or delete query while keeping the tag selection. Also you can change sort order and scope of your search (logged in users get another scope - "favorite" - other useful scopes will be added later) without losing the selection.
Also in addition to descending sort there is a reverse - just hit the same sort tab again - for example you can get oldest if you hit newest tab again, etc.
Finally, if you search first and then click "ask a question" you will inherit the title from your query (does not work backwards yet).
Search query will persist if you visit individual questions, vote, star or comment them, etc, but will be lost once you walk more than one step away from the question search view.
There is also rudimentary question search by user - if you click on tag on the user profile (only there at the moment)
Type of search is also tab-sensitive (search tags in tags view, users in people view and questions everywhere else).
Finally - unanswered tab is gone - instead there is "unanswered" scope.
What do you think of all that?
Could you give some usability feedback?
Thanks a bunch!
It is better now. However, I am afraid the difference is not that significant ...
answered 2010-04-12 00:05:23 -0500Mark
I think UI is more like Shapado now, but Its cool! And unanswered scope is good idea too.
Regarding cnprog, it has limitations on users names like cannot use space, dots, and a lots of other characters, and cannot be duplicate with others. looks like those are inheriting in askbot too. And I still don't know how to enable badges, and I dont see badges on askbot too. I was testing cnprog on ask.my-mm.org, I might want to try yours soon too.
answered 2010-04-13 00:05:08 -0500Aleksandar
I will not agree that difference isn't that significant; but this is my opinion. UI is pure visual perfection! The eye focus is where it should be, on the main content, not at sidebars etc. Something that stackoverflow is good at, but your new UI design is much better.
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