Add wikispecies into inter-wiki search indexes
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Description

We currently have an instance on Labs that is working for the sister project search results, but we're missing results returned from Wikispecies.

Can we get Wikispecies results added in, please?

In regards to our upcoming A/B test (T149806), Wikispecies doesn't need to be a part of this test for now, since it'll be extra work.

debt created this task.Jan 25 2017, 2:16 PM
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Sure I think we can.
What's the plan for production usage, will we add wikispecies only for enwiki?
We currently have 2 ways to configure interwiki search

We use the manual method on http://sistersearch.wmflabs.org/ but we plan to use the automatic method for production. Depending on what we want to do in production we may need to adapt the backend to support this "exception".

debt updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 25 2017, 7:46 PM

There are complexities to including it since it's a special kind of project that doesn't have a language, but as @debt notes it's definitely worth doing.

debt lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.

Moving this to the backlog board - we're not sure of the actual need for this project being added to the sister project search results. The project doesn't seem to be used that much.

debt moved this task from Needs triage to Later on the Discovery-Search board.Mar 21 2017, 5:30 PM
debt closed this task as Declined.Apr 24 2017, 3:42 PM

Based on community RfC and feedback, we'll decline adding wikispecies to the sister project snippets.