I am truly impressed by the quality of the website: beautiful formatting, visually appealing, very rich in features, etc. Thank you!
Unless I have missed something, one area where the functionality of the site could be improved, I think, is with the search options. For instance, even using the advanced search, I have been unable to search for all categories menus one/a few.
Something (again, unless I missed it if it is there) that would greatly facilitate searching the growing number of threads and finding relevant posts would be to implement easy filtering thanks to search operators. Something that should be quite easy I think. A classic syntax could be along the lines:
AND(implied, so nothing between terms is the same as AND) or
- query words and their short forms (
d:and a date query system,
Of course, to be even more fancy, there could also be blob and/or regexp search syntax. But the filtering would already make things a lot easier (and might be enough):
Not only this would make searching very quick (without having to open the "advanced search" page, then entering things in various boxes or selecting in drop-down menus), but it would allow searches that are currently very hard to do (excluding a tag currently means selecting all the other ones) or impossible altogether (only one category can be selected at a time-or all-so excluding one is impossible) straightforward, in one box, on the main page.
Finally, it would allow to bookmark the main page with filters on (for instance, if some categories do not apply to me, I could filter them out and it would make it easier to spot threads where I can try to help people each time I visit the site).
Please let me know what you think. Thank you for your time reading this. And thank you for a beautiful website!!
(And if these functionalities already exist and I missed them, which is very possible, my sincere apologies for being blind!)