Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Search/Search by date

Search by date

  • Problem: The search-function in a Wikiproject does not allow to filter articles by date on creation or date when published.
  • Who would benefit: Wikinews-projects: news items are time-bound in contrast to other projects which are not.
  • Proposed solution: Make a filter, so users can select on which date/month/year they want to search
  • More comments:
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  • This is Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Search/Order search results by date of last edit or alphabetically. --Izno (talk) 20:04, 20 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Ok, sorry, I didn't saw this. Livenws (talk) 00:58, 21 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • @Livenws: is this really the same thing? It sounds like you want a search filter (e.g., only show results created in June), not necessarily to order results by date. You might still want the most relevant result from June at the top of the list. Also, it would be difficult to make use of results from June if you had to scroll back through several months' worth of results to get to them. This sounds like a distinct proposal. TJones (WMF) (talk) 15:26, 21 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • @TJones (WMF) Yes, I think what you say corresponds to what I would introduce. For example; filter by august 2015, august 2016 etc. Livenws (talk) 00:02, 22 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
          • a similar proposal is to order not only on date (which may make filtering easier), but alpabetically as well; not only on Wikinews, but on all projects; proposals like this one better make in the specific project's Village Pump and/or other community portals. However I support it :-)