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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby orbitc » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:04 pm

Is there a way to limit to search just to the language I'm searching?
For example, I wanted to help an editor and give a particular wiki page that explains "end nodes"
Well, I didn't get exactly what I wanted but I got all the other languages as well.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby orbitc » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:56 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:
orbitc wrote:Is there a way to limit to search just to the language I'm searching?
For example, I wanted to help an editor and give a particular wiki page that explains "end nodes"
Well, I didn't get exactly what I wanted but I got all the other languages as well.

No to your first question, but you can get to (or create a direct link to) a specific page if you need. So to answer this better, can you tell me what link in the Wiki you sent the user, or did you just say "search for *end nodes*?"


I gave this link: http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Junction_Style_Guide
It did cover (little) end node and deleting an extra node.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby orbitc » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:40 pm

I am a little confused from your initial post now. The JSG link is a good example of how to link to the Wiki to a specific page. Are you trying to link to a particular section of that document?

Yes, I gave this as a reference point. He/She had other question that I knew this page would help.

Or were you trying to find something specific on "end nodes" and could not find it yourself so you used that JSG as a substitute?

Initially, Yes. I wanted to pin point the "end node", But, I believe that is covered as dead end.

Did you have "end node" as your search and that turned up lots of seemingly unrelated pages in other languages?

Yes, I got multiple answers and there were many with other languages as well.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby orbitc » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:45 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:OK. I think the other thread I started in the Wiki forum on End Points will solve that problem for future searches. Thanks for bringing it up.

Thank you for your help
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby qwaletee » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:43 pm

AndyPoms wrote:I tried to search for the in-app icons (i.e. the Hazard Pin, the Red Light Camera Icon, etc) got to https://www.waze.com/wiki/Icon_(disambiguation), but I was really looking for https://www.waze.com/wiki/Waze_Symbols. Can we add the Waze Symbols page to the Icon (disambiguation) page?


I switched the first entry. It used to link to a section of the client application page that covered rank icons. Instead, it now links to the Waze symbols page, which includes the same section. Made more sense this way, and covers the problem you found.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby qwaletee » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:41 am

Can we have a virtual fistbump? Teamwork!
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby russblau » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:43 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
shawndoc wrote:"Service Road" and "Service Roads" should pull up the USA Road Types page on the first page of results. I got UK and Italian pages that discuss road types, but not the USA page.

Since we can't make a redirect because these are not country-specific, we may need Kent and his wiki-foo to figure out how to get them appear higher.

However, since this road type is going to be removed anyway, I'm not sure there's a point in expending much effort on improving wiki searches for it.


I dunno; people are still going to want to know how to handle service/frontage/access roads in the editor, even in the absence of a specific road type.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby shawndoc » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:04 pm

"Service Road" and "Service Roads" should pull up the USA Road Types page on the first page of results. I got UK and Italian pages that discuss road types, but not the USA page.
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Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby sk2380 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:22 am

Where can I find codes for the Waze app. Like this one ##@asr enables/disables Turns on or off the voice activated commands feature (Automatic Speech Recognition) if present in your phone.
Are there any secret codes?
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Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby sk2380 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:35 pm

kentsmith9 wrote:
sk2380 wrote:Where can I find codes for the Waze app. Like this one ##@asr enables/disables Turns on or off the voice activated commands feature (Automatic Speech Recognition) if present in your phone.
Are there any secret codes?

Did you try typing "codes" ? ;)

I got it thanks a lot for your help.
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