I need more functionality with the Search. The old Search let me look for posts or threads started by a User, I can't see how to do that now. It let me search for words in either the thread title or within a post, and it let me choose an output of either threads or posts.
And bonus if I could search through wikis the same way (but choose either forums or wikis, or both). I know there aren't a lot of wikis now, but there's a lot of potential there.
Most of my use of MDC is related to learning health stuff, and I can no longer effectively Search, and I can't suggest that people use the Search anymore to find old, on-topic threads. We have come up with multiple solutions to almost every common health problem somewhere on MDC--it would be a shame to lose that just because we can't find it, yk?
My ideal Search, beyond what I wrote above:
-I'd like to be able to Search using AND or OR (not necessarily written like that, but sometimes I want a post that includes both methylation and folate, and sometimes either)
-I liked how the old Search was improved to let us search for very short phrases (like in the TF forum, sometimes I'd want to search for threads that include K2 in the title -- the word vitamin is too common, so I want just K2)
-I want to be able to look at specific time periods (I don't need to be able to type in exact dates, but categories like this month, the last 6 months, 2010, 2009, were workable, if we could do that, I'd be happy)
Oh, and like PPs have mentioned, if it's possible to have a) the smiley page re-organized, maybe all the hugs are next to each other, stuff like that, and b) a way was created to just type in smileys rather than using the smiley page (or switching to the other, awkward editor), that would be really nice.