I am building a moderation portal - basically users can report dubious behaviour, which gets flagged. The moderator needs to audit each flagged item on the moderation portal.
My question comes around the search functionality. Since the main objective of the portal is to audit flagged items, some people want to have a separate search just for those flagged items - - which will appear just above the table of flagged items - as the user will want to search while they are in "audit state".
Then for the rest of the site the moderator might want to search for users and other things, there would be a global search which would appear as a magnifying glass in the navigation.
Does this seem redundant? Is this confusing for the user to have to search fields that search for different things or is it better to focus on the main user scenario of dealing with flagged items and therefor having a dedicated search makes the moderator's life easier.