Assuming the BH.SE site ever gets out of BETA, is there any chance that part of the customization of the site could include a specialized "search" feature, so that one can do verse level searching? That is, suppose one wanted to search for any references to Leviticus 3:2. Then...
Search input could be various forms of input (including as well some of the common notations used for Hebrew Scriptures by Jewish commentators):
- Leviticus 3:2
- Lev. 3:2
- Lev 3:2
- Lv 3:2
Search output would yield hits in Q & As with similar abbreviations used, along with hits where it appears in the range (perhaps giving them lesser priority), so:
- Hits for any of the above possible search values
- Hits in chapter range, such as Q & As having Lev 3:1-5, Leviticus 3, etc.
- Hits in book range, such as Leviticus chapters 2-4, Lev. ch. 2-4, Lev 2-4, etc.
Since this site is so text focused, and therefore reference focused (most questions need a reference text) being able to search from the main search query field and yield more precise textual results would be highly beneficial. Tags only help so much, since obviously leviticus will yield many results that are not related to Lev 3:2.
Does any such customization of search ever occur on SE sites? Does Christianity.SE have such? Or Mi Yodeya? Neither appears to. So I am wondering if such functionality could/would be implemented for the customization a site receives when it does graduate.
Given Caleb's answer as to the plausibility of being implemented through users, I want to expand this question to not just be about the possibility of it occurring, but thoughts about (ultimately anyway) the best implementation to make it robust and useful for visitors. Any level of implementation would be "useful," but here I am referring to other search factors that could make it exceptionally useful (though may not be as easy to implement as the basic features Caleb referred to).