I have seen a few complaints in various threads that the Wiki search is not very good and I completely agree. That was the reason I started this thread, but it never got much traction. I thought I would do a little education for the bolder editor Wiki editors who come across a topic that they cannot immediately find in the Wiki.
Since we cannot directly affect the search ability in the Wiki, we can create #REDIRECTs that I mentioned above. Creating one is very easy.Creating a Wiki Redirect Page
1. Use the search box of the Wiki to find the topic of interest.
2. If you do not get the page (article) for your topic, but instead get a list of possible matches, continue with these steps.
3. Note the term or phrase you entered into the search box.
4. Continue searching using other terms or phrases. If they also do not turn up what you want, take note of them as well.
5. When you finally do find the page (article) you want, copy the portion of the URL for that page after the "waze.com/wiki/index.php/". It might be something like "Your_Rank_and_Points".
6. Go back to the search box and enter one of the phrases that you believe should have brought up that page.
7. Just under search results you will see a red highlighted link with your term or phrase just entered. Click that link to start creating the page.
8. If you are not logged into the Wiki (it is separate from the Waze forums), you will see the "login" link at the very top of the page. Press it now to login. Use your same Waze account login. Once logged in you will be brought back to the create page.
9. In the big blank box enter the following:
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The phrase "Your_Rank_and_Points" should be replaced by your term or phrase that you finally found answered your question. The underscore characters are not required and can be replaced by spaces as well.
10. Scroll down the page to see the Summary box where you enter a basic description of the change to the page. In this case you can just say "Created redirect". Press the "Save page" button.
11. If you created the page properly, the link should be clickable on that page. You can also test it by entering your term or phrase in the search box. It should take you directly to the redirected page and show at the top of that page "(Redirected from YOUR-TERM-HERE)"
12. Continue creating additional redirect pages using the other terms you used while trying to find this correct page (article).