How User search works?


#1

Just wanted to know how user search works on mastodon?

And can we use elastic search to enhance it?


#2

User search autocompletes usernames, domains, and display names.

ElasticSearch plays no role in user search.


#3

ElasticSearch can be used or not as of now user search is kind of sucks


#4

It allows you to find people by their handle and display name. I don’t know what else you expect it to do. For user discovery, there is the /explore page.


#5

I just wanted it to be more fast and accurate. some time i mistype username or i try to remember it doesn’t show any result or show completely wrong user.
For example I usually type your username Like gargon and it just doesnt show you.
Something can be doen regarding this Like showing people whom i usually interact with showing suggestion of people whom i talked earlier something like that.


#6

There is nothing I can do here. If you type in “garg” it will show me, but “gargon” is just wrong so there are no matches.


#7

I mean, there is a sense where a more complete index like Elasticsearch could have lenience for misspellings and omissions.


#8

Yup, It would be awesome if you can add something like that