Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

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Forboding Angel
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Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

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Mediawiki search is, frustrating. For an example of how it can quickly get really annoying, search for unitdef and then search for unitdefs. The result difference is night and day. I'm not proposing that we change anything about how mediawiki works.

I would like to have a sitesearch link added to the special links section of the wiki. It's just a convenience thing. Saves typing and that way remembering this url is no longer necessary: http://www.google.com/search?as_sitesea ... s.com/wiki

So this would change the sidebar page to:

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* navigation
** About|about
** Games|games
** Media|media
** Main_Page|documentation
** https://springrts.com/phpbb/|forum
** https://springrts.com/mantis/my_view_page.php|report a bug
** Download|download
* special links
** recentchanges-url|recentchanges
** http://www.google.com/search?as_sitesearch=springrts.com/wiki|site search
* SEARCH
* TOOLBOX
* LANGUAGES
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PicassoCT
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Re: Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

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+1
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ThinkSome
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Re: Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

Post by ThinkSome »

Why not https://duckduckgo.com/search_box instead of google? Something without the iframe, of course.
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Re: Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

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Seems a reasonable add to me, it is clearly better that mediawiki's native search.
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Forboding Angel
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Re: Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

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It's been weeks and still no addition. This thread needs more Flozi.
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PicassoCT
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Re: Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

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Do we need to social engineer his students again?
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FLOZi
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Re: Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

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No idea where or what to edit i.e. I don't know where the sidebar is defined or if it is editable
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Forboding Angel
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Re: Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

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Oh, usually it's mediawiki:sidebar. I just checked and it appears to be the same for ours as well:
https://springrts.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Sidebar
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FLOZi
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Re: Can we add a google sitesearch link to the special links section in the wiki?

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Done
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