Searching for Messages
A user doesn't remember when they saw the message and only remembers the contents of the message. A user might wish to query the archives for messages related to a few keywords. The keywords that the user is interested in may appear in the message's subject, content, or other headers.
A user typing in a search query might misspell the query or not know how to spell a word properly.
Users may want to find a conversation related to a topic they remember reading about on the mailing list before.
Users might also want to start a new conversation but want like to check if the topic has already been discussed and/or see to what extent it was discussed (perhaps it wasn't discussed as in depth as they would prefer and thus they want to start another discussion about it).
A search box is needed that can handle searching the message's subject line and body. Perhaps the user would like to specify which parts/headers to search.
The user's query should be checked for common typos and a reminder should be returned to the user if there might be typos in the query.
timeline-yian/searching_for_messages.txt · Last modified: 2010/06/26 04:27 by movicont