Thread for suggestions for modifying the behavior/features of FA's search. If someone suggests something that's already implemented, and you know how to do it, feel free to tell them, but please be pleasant about it. My suggestions are below; feel free to add any other suggestions you may have!
- Date range
It's currently possible to select a few presets for search result posting dates: A Day, 3 Days, A Week, A Month, All time. This is great if what you're trying to do is see what's new on the site, but not so great if you're looking for that one thing you saw back in 2011 or whatever. Making it possible to specify an arbitrary start/end date of search results would both make it easier to find submissions again, and facilitate circumventing the limitation on how many results can be displayed by splitting a search up into sub-searches by date.
- Image search
This is a lot more of a "would be nice if"/pipe dream. While resource intensive, having a reverse image search like Google, SauceNAO, TinEye, and others have would make e.g. finding the artist of an image downloaded from FA in the past easier, which would benefit artists. If necessary, users could be assigned a limited number of image searches per day to avoid overtaxing the servers - it would still be a great thing to have. (I'll usually try using e621's reverse image search for sourcing furry art, especially adult art, but that only really helps if it's been posted there and given proper source attribution.)