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        hu : {
            question: 'Nem ezt kerested? Nézd meg ezek valamelyikét: '
        },
TK-999 (talk) 19:56, January 3, 2013 (UTC)


        nl : {
            question: 'Niet wat u zocht? Probeer: '
        },

or google style:

        nl : {
            question: 'Geen resultaten? Zoek in plaats daarvan naar: '
        },

--Jens Ingels (talk) 11:04, May 12, 2013 (UTC)

SearchSuggest for everyone

This sounds like a useful functionality for any wiki to acquire, but I have one problem: doesn't my global js only affect me? Wouldn't it be better to add the code to common, so all users of my wiki coul reap the benefits? —Green Zubat (irc/forum: "gz") (owl me!) 01:54, November 22, 2013 (UTC)

Bug

I just noticed that the script doesn't appear to be working anymore. I have it on a wiki and my global js. Regardless the script will probably be useless with the new navigation bar. DEmersonJMFM 02:42, November 4, 2014 (UTC)

The problem appears to be that "window.wikiaPageType" is no longer defined. -452 (talk) 09:40, November 4, 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion: Partial Searches

Since SearchSuggest only works if the search query is a partial title match, the user will often be too specific and not get any results. To overcome this, how about performing a second search for a partial match, when there are no search suggestions for the full query?

This is what I came up with, and it works pretty well:

input = $('#search-v2-input').val();
if (input.indexOf(" ") != -1) input = input.split(" ")[0];
else input = input.substr(0,5);

So when there's a space, the first word is used, and if not, just the first 5 characters. Of course, searching for "The anything" will return a lot of matches, So it might be worth not bothering to check for spaces and just search for the first X characters. I'm going to keep the space check in my script for now to see how well it works. -452 (talk) 18:23, January 12, 2015 (UTC)

Redirects

Why does it suggest going to a redirect page? Maybe not doing that would be a good idea.[Template fetch failed for https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Template:papi?action=raw] 06:48, September 17, 2016 (UTC)

Doesn't Work

The latest revision, and the one before, both do not work at all.—|| Grudgeholderr ||— 05:06, July 17, 2018 (UTC)

Where aren't they working for you? They work just fine for me on Special:Search. -- Cube-shaped garbage can 13:40, August 18, 2019 (UTC)
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