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Bug 13848 - Way for anons to disable search box AJAX suggestions
Way for anons to disable search box AJAX suggestions
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User preferences (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks: 27411
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Reported: 2008-04-26 05:55 UTC by Luna Santin
Modified: 2014-07-30 02:27 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Luna Santin 2008-04-26 05:55:18 UTC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Help_desk#disabling_search_suggestion_popups_without_login

Anon was requesting some way to disable to search suggestions without logging in (currently, logged-in users can disable this in Special:Prefences). Multiple people have suggested cookies as a possible solution, here.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-04-29 20:14:43 UTC
If we had general cookie-based preferences for anons this could get thrown in with them, but currently we don't really have anything set up for that.

The good news is that our new caching tweaks should allow such prefs, if/when they exist, to not interfere with general anonymous page view caches.

The bad news is there's not going to be a big rush to add them, probably.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2008-08-04 03:48:48 UTC
There's no current plans to add such an anon preference, but you can of course log in and disable it there, along with all other site preferences.
Comment 3 MZMcBride 2010-05-05 02:20:49 UTC
No current plans != WONTFIX. Re-opening.

Bug 20151 blocks this bug.
Comment 4 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2011-03-13 13:06:28 UTC
Moving bug to Mediawiki product
Comment 5 Daniel Friesen 2012-11-08 23:22:15 UTC
Updated link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Help_desk/Archives/2008_April_26#disabling_search_suggestion_popups_without_login

Though I'm not sure how valuable this would be. It feels like those preferences we add because one person doesn't like the feature and finally now we are trying to eliminate them because the fact we have them actively makes preferences cluttered and hard to use.
Comment 6 MZMcBride 2014-07-30 02:27:37 UTC
Back to resolved/wontfix here given bug 52812.

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