https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22251

           Summary: Magic word to remove page from (quick)search results
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Search
        AssignedTo: wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org
        ReportedBy: gti...@gmail.com


One of the perennial debates (on the Hungarian Wikipedia, at least) is whether
to delete redirects from old names in the project namespace. On one hand, even
when links are updated, it destroys some navigation pathways (bookmarks,
external links etc.), makes old revisions of pages (where the links are not
updated) less readable and annoys some people; on the other, the old (and often
erroneous or misleading) names clutter up the search suggestions dropdown,
which is by far the most user-friendly navigation method currently). There is a
similar problem with redirects from misspelled names of articles.

It would be very useful to have a __NOSEARCH__ magic word which would suppress
indexing of such pages by the internal search engine (or maybe just adding a
flag so that the page is only returned when such pages are explicitly
requested).

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