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Bug 180 - Search has 'false positives' and 'misses'
Search has 'false positives' and 'misses'
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-20 08:16 UTC by mediazilla
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description mediazilla 2004-08-20 08:16:46 UTC
A search for "600 mps" has been reporting [[Jungle Carbine]] as a 'false positive' match for weeks 
now (since 27 June). A search for 'eden cumbria north west' has been failing to report [[Eden, 
Cumbria]] as a match for 7 weeks (also since June) i.e. it is a 'miss'. There are many other similar 
Comment 1 Tim Starling 2004-08-20 08:51:22 UTC
This happens because the search update occasionally runs into trouble and a
block of updates are skipped. It'll continue to be incorrect until the
searchindex row for that page is rebuilt. I suggest you make a trivial edit to
the article.
Comment 2 mediazilla 2004-08-20 09:05:45 UTC
Thanks for the reply. There are lots of such articles and I don't always know which ones they are. Is an edit the only thing 
that will fix the problem with search?
Comment 3 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-11-13 17:57:19 UTC
One can probably run ./maintenance/updateSearchIndex.php script.
On wikipedia editing is the only solution.

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