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Semi-protected edit request on 22 June 2014[edit]

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86.181.149.115 (talk) 10:01, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format.--Moxy (talk) 10:15, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

search fails if user is logged in on wikipedia[edit]

this search returns 40 hits if I'm logged off and zero hits if I'm logged in; bug? thanks. Fgnievinski (talk) 19:16, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

@Fgnievinski: Do you have "New search" ticked in your Beta preferences? That would explain the difference, as logged-out users are still running the old search.
The documentation at Help:Searching still describes the old search, so I don't know whether these changes in behaviour are intended:
  • The documentation says that "intitle: speed OR intitle: velocity" should be accepted as valid, but the new search is returning no results.
  • The documentation says that "intitle: speed OR velocity" should have the same effect, but this revised new search only returns 20 results with "Education research" in the title, none with "Educational results"
-- John of Reading (talk) 07:03, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, "New search" is enabled for me; I'm reposting this at the mediawiki: [1] Fgnievinski (talk) 19:23, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Total Number of Pages in Category[edit]

I'd like to know how many pages are in subcategories, subsubsubcategories, etc.--137.205.174.41 (talk) 16:32, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 August 2014[edit]

39.47.171.7 (talk) 17:19, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
However, I suspect you may be in the wrong place - This page is only for discussion of the Help:Searching page itself. - Arjayay (talk) 17:28, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 September 2014[edit]

41.254.38.33 (talk) 20:21, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 00:19, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Less crude search option[edit]

IIRC, the search function has not always been consistently (!) over a day stale. What alternatives are not so out of date? This is an improvement?--{{U|Elvey}} (tc) 18:43, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

@Elvey: There is a new search engine almost ready for full deployment. You can try it out by going to the "Beta" tab at your preferences and ticking "New search". Using the new search, I have successfully found the last thread at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical), which is only twenty minutes old as I write this. -- John of Reading (talk) 20:08, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Tested. Works! Thanks!--{{U|Elvey}} (tc) 20:16, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 October 2014[edit]

41.43.202.173 (talk) 17:31, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also reach consensus on your requested change. - Arjayay (talk) 17:36, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 October 2014[edit]

Please send details off official HQ of REXAGROUP Financial Services.- I received notice to open accountbut do not have the addressfor contact or phonecall. Befor Iopen account with8 digits, I would like to contact off said Bank and visit for further inquiries! Hadigue (talk) 17:00, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done as stated in big bold letters on the edit page:-

This is not the place to ask questions, to report errors, or to contact Wikipedia. - Arjayay (talk) 20:08, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

drop-down list?[edit]

There reads: A list of matching page names drops down as you type the query. However, nothing "drops down". I looked the archives, and some suggested it might have something to do with JavaScript. I have JavaScript enabled, and it seems the problem has something to do with Internet Explorer. Maybe the only solution is to switch off from IE... 85.217.21.90 (talk) 03:19, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Strangely, I just noticed that Google gives me a drop down list. So, it must not be entirely the fault of IE. 85.217.21.90 (talk) 03:32, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

It works on all browsers (including IE), but a drop-down only occurs when there is more than one match for the letters you are typing in. Once you type in enough letters to preclude anything else, it will only list that item. Even if you only type in one letter, the drop-down will occur. Hope that helps. Softlavender (talk) 03:37, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Update for Cirrus search[edit]

Since we've switched to a new search engine, the "Search engine features" section needs a careful overhaul. How much of the detail at mw:Help:CirrusSearch needs to be added here? What is the target audience of this page? -- John of Reading (talk) 08:00, 11 December 2014 (UTC)