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Bug 7886 - List most popular queries on search page
List most popular queries on search page
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CirrusSearch (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: analytics
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-11-12 16:56 UTC by Sebastian Dietrich
Modified: 2014-04-26 06:15 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Sebastian Dietrich 2006-11-12 16:56:13 UTC
To improve the content of a wiki it would be usefull to provide search
statistics. i.e. statistics on what was searched for.

e.g. "most searched items":

searched item   # searches
wiki                 15
mediawiki            13
wikipedia            10
Comment 1 Quim Gil 2014-04-15 06:18:11 UTC
Moving this request to CirrusSearch, where we are focusing our Search related development currently.
Comment 2 Dan Garry 2014-04-15 18:24:41 UTC
This feature request is really cool! Unfortunately, it's not going to happen.

I am very, very uncomfortable with the idea of us logging what people are typing into the search box. There are a lot of privacy implications. Right now, if we're subject to a subpoena on this information, we can just say "Oh, well, we don't have that information, so we can't give it to you". We'd lose that legal defence, and be forced to give the information out. Also, it's a bit creepy.

I'm WONTFIXing this. Sorry. :-(
Comment 3 Chad H. 2014-04-15 18:36:30 UTC
I don't think it's an awful idea if we do it in aggregate. We don't want to store per-user search data, sure.

But having a "what are people looking for" could be cool. Or very boring, if it's like the same top-10 things all the time.

Worth looking at :)
Comment 4 Amgine 2014-04-15 22:52:46 UTC
Also, like RC, it can be limited to a certain pool or buffer, like the last 24 hours, or the most recent 10,000 searches. Maybe "top five trending searches, rising and falling", which at least will have a very high churn. Or something slightly less expensive. Accuracy is less important than 'nifty'.
Comment 5 Quim Gil 2014-04-26 06:15:23 UTC
Just testing Bug 64373 -- sorry for the noise.

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