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- T259896: Integrate MediaSearch backend into Visual Editor
T261815: MediaSearch: Search results depend on terms order
T258063: [M] Remove ApiQueryMediaSearch
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- T259308: Measure usage of image search in Visual Editor
T262522: Strike a decent balance between fulltext matches & statement matches
T259896: Integrate MediaSearch backend into Visual Editor
T261759: Analyze Media Search A/B test
T261759 found that there's a strong preference for media search results, so we're unblocked here.
I'd like to wait for T262522 (since it looks like it's getting close to being resolved), but then we can move ahead and enable this by default for NS_FILE searches (incl. the VE media widget)
Ok, so here's what'a relevant for VE:
1: We make mediasearch the default search profile for NS_FILE searches on Commons (that's this ticket). Nothing needs to change for VE since they're already doing the perfect API requests. Everything will remain the same as VE is concerned, except that the search results should start to become better.
2: (optional) VE currently sends language-agnostic API requests - I've prepared a small patch that adds the user language, which should improve multilingual searches (e.g. could better differentiate between English or German "gift")
Both can be merged independently (though #2 wouldn't change much without #1)
Both are ready to go, but I'll mark them as "do not review" until given the go ahead.
Okay, we decided in the MediaSearch project meeting that there's nothing stopping us from going ahead with this.