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Oct 3 2017
@TheDJ Thanks, now I can update WP:Print description. But as for the web inspector and an OS print preview, I will need to search out more information on those to update it fully.
Right now, it seems TheDJ's script (to convert MediaWiki's server "printable version" into a browser "print page" dialog) is in effect. But then 1) shouldn't we first remove the "printable version" selection from the sidebar's Print/export section of tools? 2) Firefox Reader Mode is now not cooperating. (It's gone, but will show up on PHP pages such as from the "Permanent link" tool in the sidebar.)
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Jan 30 2017
Would someone please implement either a redirect or a tech-news item?
Dec 3 2016
Jul 30 2016
An inlanguage: parameter would solve all the problems listed, yes.
Jul 26 2016
@debt, to solve all the problems listed, present a search domain option based on language, just as we have already done with a search domain based on namespaces. (i.e. a user preference)
Jun 22 2016
EBernhardson wrote: https://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Help:Searching#If_you_cannot_find_what_you_are_looking_for
Jun 20 2016
It's more reasonable now with 70 characters than it was before with 50. Thanks!
Jun 14 2016
Mar 24 2016
Per recent title changes, yes, a little text processing of title listings shows 28 of the 53 regex hits are found by hastemplate, like Template:Speedy: hastemplate: documentation prefix:template:speedy
Mar 23 2016
The hastemplate query does work, but it does not find what the regexp query reports, which is actual template usage in a site with Translate.
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Actually, there's an insource-wildcard workaround
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Jan 26 2016
Cirrus search says indexed searches map words.
Jan 25 2016
When live preview was used with FireFox, it neither gave Document Expired nor offered Try Again, you simply lost edits. Also, it was intermittent, at times 80% loss, but mostly 100%. The problem went away immediately with the revert.
Jan 23 2016
In T124510 db808 has backed out of wmf11 per these several incidents.
I've personally lost several edits because it is my usual habit to freely browse around my live edit, and it is the custom to check a wikilink in a preview before saving the edit. I don't know how many others edit like myself, but any level is unacceptable for any other priority than UNBREAK now.
Jan 22 2016
The gadget is now at 70 categories, automatically producing incategory:pagename1|pagename2|...|pagename70 for us. Thanks!
I assume this is the desired level for the gadget, 70 (raised from 50).
Wikicheck mentions URL-style internal wikilinks as error 90, "Internal link written as an external link". No bots fix them, but they are found and listed for cleanup.
Jan 21 2016
Jan 20 2016
Use HTML p-tags with style=font-size:small attributes. Inside the p-tags the spacing created by the <br /><br /> will be proportional.
Jan 19 2016
If the font changes, the spacing should follow. I opened T124000 for vertical changes.
Jan 18 2016
Jan 16 2016
The page ranking algorithm is an internal bias.
Jan 15 2016
Finding 0 now works. For example:
[0 prefix:mathie](//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search/0 prefix:mathie) shows the 68 of the 183 pages in that prefix.
Jan 14 2016
On WP insource doesn't search .css or .js pages.
- user: intitle:css 24,916
- [user: intitle:css update](//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search/~user:intitle:css update) 2284
- [user: intitle:css update insource:update](//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search/~user:intitle:css update insource:update) 4 pages only
As if insource only lists .css and .js pages where its search term is found inside a comment or nowiki tag on the page.
Jan 12 2016
Insource regex failed to find /disable/i /AJAX/i, or /ajaxcategories/i, but not other items on that page.
I think the regex wasn't being processed because of the double quotation marks. The regex only needs slashes now: "Phi Beta Kappa" insource:/ Phi Beta Kappa/. "1977 in literature" was not included, and I checked five percent of the 267 results (to make sure each one had an instance with the space).
But intitle does not search redirect titles.
Jan 11 2016
OK. So an empty section can be kept for naming purposes, and tolerated because it signifies build information that is not obvious because it comes from specialized knowledge source. Redlink usage and purpose supports this method.
How it happened to become:
- The Wikipedia manual of style allows for a "See also" section on disambiguation pages, naming two templates that can be used there.
- Each template produces it's own Search link.
- These Search links show up in print, so they are given a "noprint" class.
- Since they are in a See also section, they come after a normal bullet. So this practice instantiates large numbers of the "empty bullet in print" problem.
- A "noprint bullet" would seem to fix the problem. A bot-fix on literally ten thousand pages.
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Dec 10 2015
The examples show a WrestleReunion and an E57.
CirrusSearch tokenizer creates term boundaries terms inside camelCase and 4tokenizing forms.
It matters whether there were "quotes" around the search term.
Please ask at the talk page of CirrusSearch, where someone should be obligagated to say:
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Nov 28 2015
T95849 shows a direct analysis of a single unicode character from 6 mos ago, but has been put "up for grabs" twice, saying
- insource:/★/ shows 35, but misses Emoji and Miscellaneous Symbols.
- insource:★ finds nothing
- type-ahead-searching for ★ finds three titles that begin with that char, but intitle: ★ finds nothing.
I would add that prefix:★ finds nothing, and probably no indexed search handles unicode.
Nov 17 2015
A namespace in the search box overrides the search bar's Advanced namespace selection.