Thumbnails for search results don't make sense for most projects
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Right now, the search results overlay shows an image thumbnail for each result page. This makes sense for Wikipedia, but doesn't make sense for most of the other projects. For example, Wikiquote rarely uses images, so the search results always show a column of placeholders instead. Even on Commons you'll just see a column of placeholders since our thumbnail code doesn't consider images in galleries.

This functionality should controlled by a feature flag and turned off for all non-Wikipedia projects.


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kaldari created this task.Jun 10 2014, 9:43 PM

bingle-admin wrote:

Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Trello card https://trello.com/c/O7qRWbfQ

+1 from me for this, this will be a good feature for third-party non-Wikimedia Wikis, too, i think.

Change 139048 had a related patch set uploaded by MaxSem:
Disable PageImages on Wikibooks and Wikisource

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/139048

Change 139048 merged by jenkins-bot:
Disable PageImages on Wikibooks and Wikisource

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/139048