I'm relatively new to Wikipedia, and would like to get to know more about Wikipedia. I hope to contribute as much as I can and follow all policies that are encouraged to follow. I have been editing some minor things here and there on Wikipedia for a few weeks but have never got around to actually become a member. Now that I have created my own account I will try to contribute more to Wikipedia and encourage others to do the same.
Vector skin, simplified search box. Note that an empty Search displays "Search".
Monobook skin, search box format.
Wikipedia has its own search engine, with its search box on every page. The search box will go to a given page name, but there are three ways to go to the search results page instead.
If you activate the magnifying-glass icon (or the Search button) from an empty search box, you'll go to an empty search results page.
If you start any query with the tilde character, it always generates search results, ~page name.
At an empty Search display, there are filtering options for:
Content pages – Search in (Article)
Multimedia – Search for files
Everything – Search of all content (including talk pages)