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Wiki 24 is an online encyclopedia for 24 and like any encyclopedia, it is important that you can find information quickly. Below are several ways in which you can find information.

Using the search bar Edit

Under the navigation menu on the left of the page is the search bar. The search bar can be used like any search bar on any website or search engine. Simply typing in an article's name and pressing go will take you to the desired page, or, if the page doesn't exist, a list of similar pages and a link to create the missing page itself.

Using the contents Edit

At the top of the Main Page is a browser banner. Clicking on any of the links there will take you to a sub-contents page for a variety of specific links about that topic. In most cases, you should be able to find your article there.

Links Edit

On most Wiki 24 pages and articles, there are links to other related topics. Clicking on these links should take you to the linked article. Some links, however, take readers off the Wiki 24 site to pages like Wikipedia, and Wiki 24 is not responsible for the content of external links.

See also Edit


Search bar 2019

The standard wiki search bar searches within an individual community

To search any Fandom community, you can use the search box at the top of every page. When you're on an individual wiki, searching takes places within that community, but when you're exploring www.fandom.com, you'll instead be making a search for both news articles and wikis that cover that topic.

Features

Since late 2016, internal wiki searches are powered by a custom engine[1]. This includes certain features such as:

  • Stemming [2] — For some languages (e.g. English) it can automatically match words that share a common root. This means that when searching for "practice", the engine also looks for "practicing", practices", "practiced", and so forth.
  • Boolean search — This provides options to filter the search by using optional keywords, such as "AND", "OR", and "NOT".
  • Character folding[3][4] — The search engine can also handle diacritics by normalizing the text in the before searching (this might not work for all languages), e.g. "introducao imersao" == "introdução imersão", fiancée == fiancee.

Additional features:

  • Search by file types — namely videos or images.

Advanced search

Your initial search will likely only search the main namespace, plus a few others. After you search, you may find that you need to expand your search to other areas of the wiki. To do this, click the "Advanced" link that appears at the upper right side of the search results page. It will open a box that allows you to select more namespaces and continue searching.

Advanced-search-1

Advanced search allows you to select more namespaces

Search keywords

The search engine allows certain keywords that may yield more or less results. One should note that certain symbols are ignored and stripped from the search results; for example, Paper&planes is equivalent to Paper OR planes or Paper planes.

Boolean operators

These operators can be used to filter results by using words such as "AND", "OR", and "NOT".

NOT
This excludes a certain word from search, e.g. "Infobox NOT portable" -> results.
OR
This is the default search, and is used whenever there is a space, symbol or keyword the search engine ignores, e.g. "Infobox OR portable" === "Infobox portable" -> results.
AND
This is an inclusive search including all terms, e.g. "Infobox AND portable" -> results.
Combined
The above keywords can be combined to yield different and sometimes better results, e.g. "Infobox AND portable NOT classic".

Note: As of 2016/09 the search engine does not support searching for an exact phrase (or term) search even when quotes are included, e.g. "Infobox portable" is always equivalent to Infobox OR portable.

Other ways to find pages

Search box

  • It is possible to add a search box to any page. To do this, just type: <inputbox>type = search</inputbox> in the source editor. It will produce this box:

Next pages

Further help and feedback

References

  1. User blog:Daniel Baran/Search Developments: Big Picture
  2. Stemming for full-text. https://dev.mysql.com/worklog/task/?id=2423. Retrieved 2016/10/07
  3. Character folding. https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/guide/current/character-folding.html
  4. http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr23/
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