OK, I surrender to my fate.
With Scope you mean the coverage or Purpose of the mod?
This is not an argument
This possibility would be 'only' an option.
Or can be switched off (or on) in the ACP.
Yes, I search for characteristics of members.
But not as a job board or for finding a partner.
It allows you to search for posts from users with specific background.
It is not primarily to make contact with these people.
If however you have a forum where members list the criteria within posts then obviously the normal phpBB search function will find these.
The members have to add the characteristics manually in their post?
This can be tens of characteristics.
This is very cumbersome (for both sides).
Visitors must know all the terms, they are searching for.
Vehicle: car, scooter, trike motorcycle, ...
Vehicle color: Red, Green, Blue ...
Occupation: baker, miller, carpenter, baker, roofer, a neurologist ...
Annual income: 5k-10k 10k-15k, 20k-25k, 25k-30k ...
Unemployed, Employed, civil servants ...
These search terms are too special, in that you can "accidentally" find.
Find the normal search function profile data under the user name/avatar?
And there are several names for one word.
And it must be the exact spelling and term are met.
E.G. in the german language a pediatrist (Pädiater) is commonly known as a "child doctor" (Kinderarzt), "Pädiater" is not unknown, but rarely used.
But a "woman doctor" (Frauenarzt) is just as well known as a gynecologist (Gynäkologe). Both words are used.
There are also male and female versions of work titles.
And newer state-licensed professional titles, instead of old names.
"Krankenschwester" (old word) means (exact translated) Sicks-Sister ("Sister" for Sick People).
Hundreds of years ago (before the hospitals), the nuns ("Sisters") took care of sick people.
Today, men do the same. But "brother" is unusual ("brothers" are only in a cloister).
Officially, "Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger" and "Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegerin" (the suffix "in" stands for the female Version).
Very freely translated "health and sick keeper" or "health and sick keepernes".
And both forms with "in the surgical service" at the end.
If visitors can search freely, they can not find all the results.
That would be a "gambling" or "lottery".
Is there any other search mod that allows to serch the posts by profile fields?
Or a user search mod generated list, but a button to see the posts of this person.
To see the posts of a person, is an existing function in the normal search.
But not implemented in this (or other?) user Search.