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Create user preferences to modify crosswiki search results
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I made a request back in 2017 as part of 2017 wishlist, but it didn't garner enough votes to be in the top 10. Then I realized that I don't have to depend solely on wishlists, do I? Rather than having only centralized settings of crosswiki search results, I think individual users should decide themselves which results to display and which results from any one of sister projects to display in various local projects, like Wikipedia. Furthermore, individual users can prioritize which results they want to first see in mind. I think adding the crosswiki search result settings in the "Search" tab would be best suitable. If not, then where else within the user preferences?

One thing for sure: we must set default settings for various projects in order to reflect and respect longstanding consensus from local communities, like English Wikipedia, who decided to have results from a couple or a few sister projects disabled (e.g. T163463, T171803, T185250)

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CBogen triaged this task as Low priority.Nov 2 2020, 3:25 PM
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gh87 renamed this task from Allow users to modify crosswiki search results via user preferences to Create user preferences to modify crosswiki search results.Nov 20 2020, 9:55 AM
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Closing out low/est priority tasks over 6 months old with no activity within last 6 months in order to clean out the backlog of tickets we will not be addressing in the near term. Please feel free to reopen if you think a ticket is important, but bare in mind that given current priorities and resourcing, it is unlikely for the Search team to pick up these tasks for the indefinite future. We hope that the requested changes have either been addressed by or made irrelevant by work the team has done or is doing -- e.g. upgrading Elasticsearch to a newer version will solve various ES-related problems -- or will be subsumed by future work in a more generalized way.

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Re-opening tasks and removing from team workboard per IRC feedback given yesterday and discussion with MPham.