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

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:44 pm
by AlanOfTheBerg
russblau wrote: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.

I see your point.

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

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:57 pm
by kentsmith9
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.

We don't have control of where they appear in the results page (and I have not seen any plug-ins that will do that for us). Today we can only force the searched name to be redirected to a page.

What we could do is have them go to this page and then at the top say this page is USA specific with a link to a page that lists all other countries for other country specific guidelines. Note that some countries do have more specific info and others have nothing.

I believe we often use USA as the base page and then have links to other countries based on user base being currently highest in the USA. We currently have a few of the road types already linking to this page, so this might be an further improvement to the current solution.

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

PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:32 pm
by danofsatx
Looks like search isn't working at all today. I get nothing returned on any search string.

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

PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:38 pm
by kentsmith9
Anyone having trouble with search should review this other thread until the temporary Wiki search failures are fixed.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:12 pm
by sketch
Information about searching in the client seems pretty difficult to get to. There doesn't seem to be any article which specifically covers searching, so perhaps "search", "client search", "app search", and so forth should link to How to Navigate, or maybe to a disambiguation page that says "For search in the client, see How to Navigate. For search in the editor, see..." pointing to some part of some article which might cover search within the editor. Although there doesn't seem to be any such section in the Wiki, since editor search is somewhat self-explanatory.

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

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:03 am
by kentsmith9
sketch wrote:Information about searching in the client seems pretty difficult to get to. There doesn't seem to be any article which specifically covers searching, so perhaps "search", "client search", "app search"

Great one. We now have a Search disambiguation page with 6 different entries. I then created a bunch of redirects using mainly "APPNAME Search" and "Search APPNAME" to their respective locations.

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

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:08 pm
by AndyPoms
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?

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

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:43 pm
by qwaletee
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.

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

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:19 pm
by kentsmith9
qwaletee wrote: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.

And this made me realize the [[Waze Symbols]] page is a better primary direct for [[Icon]] and [[Icons]] so the [[Waze Symbols]] page has a hatnote to show there are a few other icons that you may be interested in. Later we can incorporate info on those icons on the page and drop those links (and remove the DAB page altogether (as unnecessary).

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

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:41 am
by qwaletee
Can we have a virtual fistbump? Teamwork!