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[โ€“] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago (1 children)

You have to put the instance name if you want to search for a user. I just did the same search on voyager for [email protected] and it went straight to their profile.

Otherwise yeah, the search probably defaults to only users on your server.

[โ€“] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

@[email protected] has the right of it. @[email protected], to search for a user not on your instance, you have search for 'username@instancedomain'. If you only search the username, it will search only in your local instance.

Edit : but when trying to tag somebody, it is able to search through other instances so maybe there is a way to implement the same technique to the search section.

Edit 2 : all my points above are for specifically how voyager behaves not how lemmyui and other clients do.