As WikiTree grows, it is increasingly common to run a Name Search that returns substantially more than 100 results (the maximum that can be viewed), and the available filters may not be adequate to trim the list down sufficiently to be sure that we are seeing all of the relevant results. It's time for some improvements to its capacity to handle large numbers of search results.
Here are some enhancements I'd like to see:
1. Make it possible to view more than 100 results (is it possible to add the ability to page to a second Results screen?).
2. Enable reverse-order searching on the various sort keys. (That is, enable reverse-order searching on First Name, Last Name at Birth, Birth Date, Death Date, and Profile Manager.)
3. Add a filter to limit the search results to active members of WikiTree. When I see or receive a message from somebody who wasn't logged in when they sent the message (or didn't include their WikiTree ID), I usually want to know whether they are a WikiTree member -- and if possible, identify their member ID. Or maybe I remember interacting with a member with a particular name, but don't have their member ID handy. When the name is unusual, it's usually pretty easy to do a search to figure that out. But when the name is common (for example, if the last name is Smith), it's usually hopeless -- there's no point in even trying to find them with Name Search. (The results can be restricted to living people, but for many names that now yields well over 100 results. And because "Dates after 1940 can only be searched wthin (sic) your own Watchlist," filtering options can't be used to divide the list of living people into smaller groups. But I don't think that limiting the results list to members would violate privacy the same way as a search by date would.)