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Add text to Special:Search to inform people on wikis with Cirrus as primary
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So that people are adequately informed, any wiki that has CirrusSearch as primary should have the following wikitext added below the search box on [[Special:Search]]:

This wiki is now using CirrusSearch, MediaWiki's new search engine. ([[mw:Special:MyLanguage/Help:CirrusSearch|Learn more about CirrusSearch]])


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bz57024

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 2:37 AM
bzimport added projects: CirrusSearch, Design.
bzimport set Reference to bz57024.

Change 95541 had a related patch set uploaded by Manybubbles:
Show notification on search page if configured

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/95541

Woops, added it above. Let me see if below is possible without stupid hacks.

Picture of the text above the search box.

Looks like adding it below the search box would require a change to Mediawiki as well as Cirrus. If we can get away with above I'd like to do so. It'll keep our master branch compatible with 1.22

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Picture of the text above the search box.

Looks like adding it below the search box would require a change to Mediawiki
as well as Cirrus. If we can get away with above I'd like to do so. It'll
keep our master branch compatible with 1.22

Where does this patch put the notice? I'm not too concerned about the details of the actual location, as long as it's clearly visible.

Attached:

(In reply to comment #4)

Where does this patch put the notice? I'm not too concerned about the details
of the actual location, as long as it's clearly visible.

The picture is a screenshot of the patch (in Firefox). So, right above the search term input box.

(In reply to comment #5)

The picture is a screenshot of the patch (in Firefox). So, right above the
search term input box.

Oops, sorry, I missed the screenshot! It all looks good from my end.

Cool! Are you Deskana on gerrit? If so I'll make sure you are on appropriate patches.

(In reply to comment #0)

So that people are adequately informed, any wiki that has CirrusSearch as
primary should have the following wikitext added below the search box on
[[Special:Search]]:

This wiki is now using CirrusSearch, MediaWiki's new search engine.
([[mw:Special:MyLanguage/Help:CirrusSearch|Learn more about CirrusSearch]])

I don't like this phrasing. It's not MediaWiki's new search engine as much as it's Wikimedia's new search backend. However, the language itself is overly complex for the audience, I think.

What about something like "We've recently made search improvements (learn more)." The people who click "learn more" can then have terms like "CirrusSearch" injected into their lives. Everyone else can remain happily ignorant.

I'd also recommend a page on Meta-Wiki rather than a page on mediawiki.org, again given the context and audience.

Good point. Including the jargon "CirrusSearch" isn't necessary. We'll use Nemo's second suggestion.

Change 95541 merged by jenkins-bot:
Show notification on search page if configured

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/95541

Switching back to assigned - we need to decide on which wikis we should show this. All the wikis with Cirrus as primary?

We should wait to deploy the config change that turns this on until a bunch of translations come it. Catalan and Italian are probably the most important here.

Change 96022 had a related patch set uploaded by Manybubbles:
Description for new message key.

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/96022

Assigning to Dan Garry to answer Comment 11.

(In reply to comment #11)

Switching back to assigned - we need to decide on which wikis we should show
this. All the wikis with Cirrus as primary?

Yes, all wikis where it's primary.

We should wait to deploy the config change that turns this on until a bunch
of translations come it. Catalan and Italian are probably the most important
here.

Sure, we can wait for localisations. I can inform the relevant wikis that we've turned it on via messages to the Village Pump.

Assigning back to myself now that I have an answer. That was quick! I'll sit on it for a while until we get translations.

Change 96022 merged by jenkins-bot:
Description for new message key.

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/96022