Search terms are cleared when viewing the Start page

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: rbillings, Assigned: cbeasley)

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Description

7 years ago
Per bug 688011, search terms are persisted for a user- unless they view the start page, when the search terms are cleared.

1) add data to search field> search
2) click 'Desktop' or any start page link

expected: search terms are persisted in the search box
actual: search terms are cleared
Crystal, can you comment on this? I thought it would be weird/confusing to have the home page show your last search terms. If I saw that I would think the content below was somehow related to them, and it isn't.
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All

Updated

7 years ago
Assignee: nobody → timw
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Comment 2

7 years ago
How long do terms persist? 24hrs?
(In reply to Crystal Beasley [:skinny, :crystal] from comment #2)
> How long do terms persist? 24hrs?

It looks like the cookie is set for 1 hour right now.
1 hour sounds pretty good to me actually. 

Crystal, I'd say not persisting on the home page makes sense. Just intuitively I would expect my search string to persist on the start page.
Reassigning to Crystal. We need an answer (or is comment 4 authoritative) before we know what to do here.
Assignee: timw → cbeasley
Target Milestone: 2011-11-01 → ---
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Comment 6

7 years ago
Competitive analysis says not to persist on home page. It's a different interface, so lets keep it as Ricky implemented.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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