https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13941

--- Comment #9 from Connor Behan <connor.be...@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> Connor, you clearly care enough about this bug and appear to know JavaScript
> based on comment 4. Therefore I suggest that you write a gadget that
> overrides the main search suggestions handler to disable search suggestions on
> Monobook.

Done. It's at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Gadget/proposals#Disable_AJAX_search_suggestions
but I didn't see any need to make the script bail for other skins.

> Moving search suggestions to a gadget is simply unacceptable for various
> reasons, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
> 1. said functionality has been present in core for many releases and it's
> proven useful
> 2. it's also been enabled for default for quite a while and removing it all
> of a sudden would not only provide an inconsistent user experience, but break
> extensions and site scripts relying on the associated jQuery code being
> present and available for use in core

Gadgets can be made opt-out. You're saying that the core has internatl
dependencies on the suggestion API? That sounds convoluted to me.

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