Forum:Search box results clean up?

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This thread was archived on 20 November 2013 by Joeytje50.

Hi there,

I just wanted to put out there that when I search for some item or something in the search box on the mainpage, I see alot of results in the dropdown list that are misspellings of an item and they redirect to the right page. But can it just be cleaned up a bit somehow so the correct spelling at least is in the results? I have no idea how to do that.. :x

Regards, 14:44, November 11, 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, we don't maintain the search suggestions ourselves Wikia, our hosts, do. As it stands, if the page exists then it will show up in the search suggestions. Redirects exist to compensate for people misspelling page titles, but the side effect is that they show up on the search suggestions.
Search is something we'd very much like to see improved too, so I'll forward your idea onto Wikia so they can pass it on to their developers. cqm 15:53, 11 Nov 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

It could be worse. What if every term searched for fishing? MolMan 18:14, November 11, 2013 (UTC)

Closed - The search box now only shows 1 result per page, which is the actual page name when possible, or if a redirect matches the input, a single redirect that matches it. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 17:36, November 20, 2013 (UTC)