Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

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

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:03 am

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

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:19 pm

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

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:03 am

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

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon May 05, 2014 7:21 am

PesachZ wrote:I was searching for Dead Ends and started typing [Dead E...] and the auto fill in the search box produced Dead End Node which is not what I wanted. There was no link to the section I was looking for either, not that I'm sure there should have been one. But possibly a "Dead End" that populates in the search box and leads to the section in the JSG, that would have helped.

Good idea. Done.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri May 16, 2014 2:52 pm

PesachZ wrote:Tried searching for a state wiki page using the two letter abbreviation. [NY]/[ny], [CT]/[ct], maybe these (and other states) should offer a redirect or disambiguation page when appropriate.

Good idea. Are there any obvious disambiguations from the state abbreviations?
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri May 16, 2014 11:08 pm

I am working on the 48 continental, AK, HI, and DC. Since we don't have pages for the territories I am not working on those for now.

I created up to DC so far. We only need the all caps version since the lower case combinations will automatically use the caps entries correctly.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat May 17, 2014 6:58 am

Made it through the M's.
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Re: Improve Wiki Searches - List what you could not find

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun May 18, 2014 6:57 am

PesachZ wrote:You might consider adding ROTW as a redirect to this as well.

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

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun May 18, 2014 4:49 pm

PesachZ wrote:Slightly related I was trying to point a new editor in the right direction today to restrict dead-end U-turns and typing Dead end in the search brought me to the JSG. Considering this is information on restricting the turn in the junction node at the end of a dead-end segment, I suggest a link to that section be placed in the JSG, or copied / moved there as appropriate.

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

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri May 23, 2014 8:21 am

Finished through N.
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