MediaWiki talk:Searchmenu-new

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New wording[edit]

Somehow this wording, just doesn't seem right, I propose this:


There is currently no page titled "$1" (create this page now)
Consider checking the search results below to see whether a page at this location may be redundant to another page, and if appropriate, you may choose to create a redirect at this title instead.


Or something like this. The "create this page now" link would go to one of those full URL's to the edit page. ViperSnake151  Talk  03:41, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Good until you got to the second line. Part of the reason for the recent search redesign was the unintelligible mess that the old one was due to the many lines of junk irrelevant to readers that appeared at the top of the old one. Let's not start putting that back. Gurch (talk) 09:21, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

"search results below"[edit]

This message says "but consider checking the search results below to see whether it is already covered" even when there are no such results. This is confusing. Gurch (talk) 09:19, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Breakage with fulltext search[edit]

The current version breaks badly with searches involving the prefix: search keyword, including the fulltext searches found on many large project-space pages such as Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. Searching for some text that's not found with the specified prefix will suggest creating some redlinked page like Garbagetext prefix:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard, which is just plain wrong. Given that the current text is plenty useful for default searches, is there anything that can salvage it for those projectspace fulltext searches? Gavia immer (talk) 03:23, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Article wizard2.0[edit]

Hi, I'd like to add a reference to the Wikipedia:Article wizard2.0. Current version:

You may create the page "$1", but consider checking the search results below to see whether it is already covered.

Proposed:

You may create the page "$1" (you may want to use the Article Wizard), but consider checking the search results below to see whether it is already covered.

Rd232 talk 01:10, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Italics[edit]

I've gone ahead and changed the boldface to italics. It seemed too obtrusive, given all the bold writing already on the typical search page. Please undo my change if you disagree. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 06:31, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

While we're being WP:BRD, I've implemented my WP:WIZ2 link. Rd232 talk 09:12, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Moved down?[edit]

Resolved

It appears this text has been moved to below the search results. This is very annoying and makes creating pages harder. Is it an attempt to force people to read the search results first? If so, I think it is misguided. Also "below" is notw wrong. --Apoc2400 (talk) 11:04, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

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Adding request. — AlexSm 14:45, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
I found out this wasn't intentional, but a bug. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Code/MediaWiki/55592 --Apoc2400 (talk) 15:29, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Still, right now the message incorrectly says "search results below", an admin could just remove the word "below" while waiting for a fix. P.S. You can link to revisions like rev:55592.AlexSm 16:22, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, I guess the process is much faster when Brion is involved :) — AlexSm 17:40, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Request[edit]

{{editprotected}} Please add the following paragraph before the existing one:

For information on all available search options, see [[Wikipedia:Searching]].

(It has been confirmed in discussion with the developer that this - and MediaWiki:Searchmenu-exists, where a similar request has been made - are the messages to which this link needs to be added: see WP:VPT#Search page.)--Kotniski (talk) 12:22, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Not done for now: pending outcome of Wikipedia:VPT#Add link to search help. Rambo's Revenge (talk) 15:05, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Renewed request[edit]

{{editprotected}} Per the outcome of discussion at WP:VPT#Add link to search help, please add the following paragraph before the existing one:

For information on all available search options, see [[Help:Searching]].

(Similar request made at MediaWiki talk:Searchmenu-exists.) Thanks, --Kotniski (talk) 12:11, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Not done: Replied on the other page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 17:45, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Removing "Sometimes only the first 51 results are listed below. This is temporary and due to lack of server resources."[edit]

Per MediaWiki_talk:Searchmenu-exists. --rainman (talk) 20:55, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Proposed edit[edit]

Please see MediaWiki_talk:Searchmenu-exists#search_message_-_search_help_tidy_up Lee∴V (talkcontribs) 00:03, 16 February 2011 (UTC)