Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Search/Change default number of search results displayed

Change default number of search results displayed

  • Problem: Currently, when using the Search Special page, only 20 results are displayed per page by default. This is too small to navigate between pages of results.
  • Proposed solution: There should be a user preference to choose the default number of results per page.
  • Who would benefit: Every user wanting to avoid changing number of results per page for each search.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T215716
  • Proposer:  ◄ David L • talk ► 00:31, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • I would use this. Should be relatively simple to implement. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 07:00, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Yes please. I usually have to bother the servers twice, by retrieving a useless sample of 20 random results then clicking 500 to get the list I wanted. Certes (talk) 18:43, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    @Certes Maybe this particular issue could already be solved by allowing the number of results to be configured in the advanced search options at Special:Search. A setting to change the default would then add allow for additional convenience. Also plugging ru:Участник:Facenapalm/highlimits.js in case you want to access over 500 results at once without needing to change the URL parameter manually. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    20:14, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, if this doesn't happen then I'll simulate it locally with JavaScript, as with Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Watchlists/Preference to set default watchlist expiry, but it would help both us and the servers to build it in. Certes (talk) 22:59, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  • I would love to have this, especially for expensive queries (like complex regex queries) that likely time out. It's not just inconvenient for me as a user, it's an unnecessary drain on the search servers to re-do the query (whether to get a second page of results or to go from 20 to 500 results). Either a default user preference or a way to indicate a number of results for a specific query would be useful. Trey314159 (talk) 20:39, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • I also would use this! Thanks for this proposal! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dwain Zwerg (talk) 09:25, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
  • It would be good if this could also be an admin- or user-level setting--Spiros71 (talk) 12:42, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  • (edit: posted previous under a wrong suggestion) Yes, 20 results as default is too little. SSneg (talk) 21:16, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Would have supported if I had known voting ended at 18 UTC. This feature already exists for watchlists/recent changes, so why not for search as well? ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    20:09, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support Simple change that would save effort. Keith D (talk) 19:16, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Arnd (talk) 20:05, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Taivo (talk) 20:19, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --MSY-07 (talk) 20:21, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Strong support --Kusurija (talk) 20:30, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 20:31, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Xn00bit (talk) 20:33, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support USI2020 (talk) 20:48, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support! — Draceane talkcontrib. 22:11, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support DMacks (talk) 22:13, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Jonesey95 (talk) 22:32, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Izno (talk) 23:58, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Certes (talk) 01:44, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Corn cheese (talk) 11:28, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support 職員室 (talk) 12:40, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support It would be good if this could also be an admin- or user-level setting--Spiros71 (talk) 12:42, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 12:42, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support KevinL (aka L235 · t) 20:58, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 23:29, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support: it doesn't seem difficult to implement. I wouldn't have supported this if it were just a small UI improvement, but given that some queries can be expensive (regex is mentioned above), this does seem like a substantive improvement in both editor time and server load. A user preference is one way to do it, and an option at the point of searching is another. — Bilorv (talk) 23:35, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support JPxG (talk) 00:59, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Trey314159 (talk) 22:05, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Dave Braunschweig (talk) 00:06, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 14:41, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support KingAntenor (talk) 06:57, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support If corporation can have a dedicate tool to dig into our data, it should be possible to sightly improve how basic users can search in the projects. Noé (talk) 11:51, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support — MrDolomite • Talk 04:38, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Yes, that would be great! Tomáš Reichel (talk) 21:30, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Rdr3141 (talk) 09:08, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support A needed improvement. Otr500 (talk) 13:57, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 14:48, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Lutzto (talk) 17:43, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support--Vulp❯❯❯here! 08:59, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support —— Eric LiuTalk 10:02, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportThanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 17:13, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Rots61 (talk) 23:18, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support I often no-login when only reading in Wikimedia site, but feel searching result display number to too few. So, I think should its number larger. Mario1257 (talk) 12:16, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
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