List of steps to reproduce (step by step, including full links if applicable):
- Go to https://m.wikidata.org/ (let’s say in a private window in Firefox, to be sure)
- Write something reasonable into the top search bar; let’s say obama.
Notice the autocomplete results start with many less important items without an image (some Obama’s ancestor in Q96197836, fictional spy car in Q91269986, …), and, finally, at the very end, the 44th president of the United States (Q76).
What should have happened instead?:
Barrack Obama is an obvious candidate to be the first autocomplete suggestion for the “obama” query; definitely it should not be the last result.
The order of autocomplete suggestions for mobile search on Wikidata is so obviously wrong I have sometimes sadly remarked it seems they are shown reversed. I did not know this was literally true! The client-side mobile frontend displays the results in a reversed order than what it has received from the search API! (It seems unbelievable nobody have reported that yet, but… I guess everyone is so used to less-then-stellar quality of search on Wikimedia projects… Dunno, but I could not find an existing report for this.)
The order of autocomplete suggestions is inconsistent between Firefox and Chrome and should be consistent
QA Results - Prod