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Discuss improvements to non-content searches
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A conversation on Wikidata brought up the challenge of searching for project information.

"One feature I would like to see, is the possibility to have different search-boxes for Content (P & Q-namespaces) and Non-content pages (Help/Project/Property_talk/etc-namespaces). It is today often frustrating to do non-content-searches. -- Innocent bystander (talk) 08:32, 10 August 2016 (UTC)"

The solution proposed, two search boxes, might be a challenge. However, perhaps this is something to consider for an "Advanced search' feature. I told the contributors there that I would discuss things with the search team, so here's this task to do just that. :)

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The easiest way is to add more default filter options, just like we have for multimedia and translations.

adding a couple tickets that are somewhat similar and have good comments (for perspective):

Multilingual search on project portals (e.g. www.wikipedia.org) T26767
Include interlanguage links in the sidebar on Special:Search T119457

CKoerner_WMF lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Low.Sep 14 2016, 2:29 PM

@Qgil Nothing planned for the next two quarters.

Unassigning myself as I'm not working on it any time soon

This isn't really a request for support at this point. Please evaluate closing!

(Moved out of Community-Relations where we don't have a board. Sorry for the noise.)