Search feature for Polari.
- Search for conversations
- Search for links
- Search for people or channels?
- Consistent with search design in other apps
- Should be possible to add additional search criteria to narrow down, but simple search should generally be enough
- Suited to IRC communication
- People often have an idea of which channel(s) a conversation probably happened in (although they are sometimes wrong)
- You often have an idea who was in the conversation at the time
- The thing you are searching for is often a conversation/interaction - a specific chunk of conversation history defined by its participants and subject matter
- It is more common to search for conversations in which you participated
- People often search for links, in the same way that you search for an email attachment
A "Recent Activity" view similar to Facebook Messenger's sidebar could help with finding links