On group pages in JR, there is a very nice panel that lists the profiles of members of the group.
When we expand the member list view, we are also shown a search box. This could be a useful thing for groups with many members.
Unfortunately, that search box only looks at the usernames of the group members. Profile data are not searched.
This means the search box is only useful if you are looking for someone with a user name that you already know.
For most people, a blank search box is in invitation to search using any keyword of interest.
Unless the limitations of the search box in this specific location are explained ("usernames only"), visitors will find the search more frustrating than useful.
My suggestion is to give Admin a simple way to configure the search box for group members (or any search box for that matter).
- all searchable profile data fields
- selected profile data fields,
- usernames only
It is also useful to display options (for all visitors) to view the group member list according to:
first letter, newest, most viewed
This or something similar might also be good for the group member list (perhaps based on the status of the member in the full site member list, not just within the group).
For reference, I show the sort and search options now displayed on my main member index page (the result of a skin customization). This works very well.
PJ Matthews, Kyoto
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updated by @researchcooperative: 08/24/18 03:02:04AM