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James Ludlow
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Wiki search temporarily disabled


How long is "temporarily"?
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If anyone else is trying to search the wiki, you can do so (arguably a lot faster) via Google. Add the following to your search:

site:boardgamegeek.com inurl:wiki

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Or just:

site:www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/

You can put www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/ in "Search within a site or domain:" in Google advanced search if you forget the keyword. Advanced search also can help organize your search parameters.
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Any update on this? Workarounds nonwithstanding, the BGG wiki isn't particularly useful without a search feature.
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There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. Somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time.
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Any idea why this was disabled in the first place?

And when it might come back? It's been disabled for months now (or even years?)
 
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Unfortunately I don't have an estimate of when it will be back... we need to do make some significant changes to support a Sphinx based search (it was previously searching directly on the DB).

DB searching worked fine for thousands of users, but it does not work with millions.
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Aldie wrote:
Unfortunately I don't have an estimate of when it will be back... we need to do make some significant changes


Would it be feasible as a provisional solution to make Search Wiki simply open a new window to google with the search term(s) entered as well as the previously mentioned site:boardgamegeek.com inurl:wiki, to make it quicker and more convenient (especially for the majority of users who probably don't know how to or don't think about searching the wiki with google like that)?
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