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The search page needs an improved design to make it easier to choose the various options. Part of this might be through the stylesheet or the search PHP page. An alternate search PHP page could also be created.

The wiki isn't designed to have more than the default namespaces. I don't know if we'll be able to find something. --Aristeo 19:41, 5 July 2006 (EDT)
  • Another thing the search function is severely lacking in is some basic logic tools, like AND/OR searches, case-sensitive, or quoted phrases. For example, I recently discovered that the "Allies for Bruma" quest was mistakenly labelled as "Aid for Bruma". So I decided to fix it. Moved the main page, then tried using the Search to find all pages that used the wrong name. Problem is, the search gives you a list of everything which contains "aid", "for", OR "Bruma", not just pages which contain all three. As you might well imagine, that is quite a large number of pages, most of which were irrelevant to the search. Putting the phrase in quotes made no difference. It even used partial words, like "Aid" gives me "Plaid Shirt" from the clothing page. I had to go through pages and pages of results to pick out the ones I needed to change. (In fact, check it out now. Even though I've made the change, and the words "Aid for Bruma" should not appear anywhere anymore, look at how many results you get from the search...) I'd have better results just pointing a Google search at the site. Surely there's something that can be done about this? (If nothing more than just literally placing a Google-search button on the sidebar.) --TheRealLurlock 18:02, 8 August 2006 (EDT)
Yes, there's a number of things that can be done to improve it, all of which take time though. I'll think about it and see what the best solution is. -- DaveH 20:02, 12 August 2006 (EDT)