We're using a faceted search to get good results:
Keyword search (on homepage) -> result page -> filter results
Question: Should the filters be reset when the user does a new keyword search on the result page?
My thoughts so far:
Pro: There's always the possibility that the user just doesn't get that there are still active filters.
Con: It's likely that the filters don't change between searches so resetting them would be annoying for the user.
My approach would be to not reset them but make it visually as clear as possible that there are active filters. If he goes back to the homepage I think it's clear that the filters have to be reset.
Do you agree? Other thoughts?
Update: Very rough mockup on how the result page looks (requested by Matt):