The Find box supports “from:” which supports searching for posts by both active and inactive users. However, the autocomplete excludes inactive users, which makes it less clear that searching for posts by inactive users is possible, and also makes it less easy to do so.
I believe the autocomplete in the Find box should include inactive users in their own subsection.
The autocomplete provided when writing posts should continue to exclude inactive users as it does currently.
Hi @gubbins, we discussed this in UX and we think it makes sense to include inactive users in the autocomplete, but we’re going to hold off having it in its own section, as we don’t want to neccessary draw attention to the inactive users. We’d also like to hear if there’s any more community feedback on including them!
we think it makes sense to include inactive users in the autocomplete
It seems the decision was made to implement this. I thought it had actually been done - I seem to recall seeing it working in an earlier version…
Regardless, I think it’s important for the same reasons as above. Just because someone has left our company does not mean I no longer need to search for things they posted (in fact it’s quite common for users here to try to do exactly that).