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Are There Any Plans To Improve Search?
I'm still on Vanilla 1.1.10, because of functionality that has changed or been lost with the 2.x.x series, that my users would revolt if they lost (whispers, search, and some stuff that the currently available extensions just aren't supplying in any robust way yet, though things are slowly coming along).
This question is about search, though. In 1.x.x, we had excellent, granular search, for topics, comments, and users. We could order and filter down quite easily with the advanced search. Thus far in the new versions, search functionality, much to my surprise and chagrin, is at best rudimentary. I'm wondering if and when we might expect a better baked-in search functionality.