This is just brainstorming, but would it make sense to show Discourse topics in mediawiki.org search? And would it be technically possible? It would be no less relevant than displaying Flow threads (they are used for a similar purpose, Discourse just works better).
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Inspired by https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Cross-wiki_Search_Result_Improvements/Design ...
Imagine that users with question searching in MediaWiki.org would obtain results of https://discourse-mediawiki.wmflabs.org/ as well. Wouldn't that be useful? Now imagine that this Discourse forum would contain not only technical questions, but also [[ https://discourse-mediawiki.wmflabs.org/t/mirroring-mediawiki-l-wikitech-l-and-other-tech-mailing-lists/999 | the archives of our technical mailing lists ]]. Wouldn't that be very useful, and awesome?
Technically speaking, it seems we have all the building blocks needed. Discourse has a Search API ([[ https://docs.discourse.org/#tag/Search | docs ]], [[ https://meta.discourse.org/t/discourse-api-documentation/22706 | intro ]]) and we have a UI to offer related search results.
See how others have integrated [[ https://meta.discourse.org/t/how-to-add-forum-search-results-to-wordpress-search/68782 | Discourse search results in WordPress ]] (another PHP application).
Maybe this could be a project for an internship or a contractor?