We all agree that Notes is really a power collaboration platform, too powerful sometimes ;-)
Just recently I was stopped by a guy shoutings who was complaining about Notes, while using his poweful laptop:
"Notes sucks! It's so big and slow, it can't even make a simple search!".
First off, that guy is not stupid, it's kind of a pc geek (Linux area) moving to the Notes mail client, so I was amazed about those rough words:
"What's up? any problems? ;-) "
"I was trying to find a message inside my mailbox, but I could not! Just a simple word and I could not find a message. Look, I decided to install Thunderbird mail client and attach it to Domino via IMAP: I found that import message in a few seconds....".
Actually Thunderbird was quick to show the relevant search results: Notes did not show any results, just apparently the same document view...
I decided to take a look inside the client Preferences to find some weird setting, but nothing....
Than I decided to take a closer look inside the "More" option of the view search bar:
after a while, I realized that the user changed a search option I NEVER used in 12 years experience:
the "Sort results by" option.
For some unknow reason, the user changed the "relevance" option to the "show all documents (sortable)" option.
The lesson re-learned today:
dont's show too many options to the user, he will not understand all options, he will play with them, he will complain about the all product. Keep it simple.