Bug ID: 62879
           Summary: CirrusSearch: Allow users to search for pages modified
           Product: MediaWiki extensions
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: CirrusSearch
       Web browser: ---
   Mobile Platform: ---

Sorting results by date results in a degraded user experience due to it
essentially throwing the scoring algorithm out of the window and therefore
leads to the user being presented with mostly irrelevant results. That said, it
may make sense to allow users to filter out results that have not been edited
recently (for some definition of recently).

For example:
1) Search English Wikipedia for "David Cameron".
2) Discard any results that have not been edited "recently" (e.g. in the past
3) Display to the user anything that's left.

1) Unlike sorting by date, this does *not* throw the scoring algorithm out of
the window as the results are still displayed in the order that the scoring
algorithm wants... it's just that certain results are omitted.
2) The feature may not make sense from a design or engineering perspective. In
particular, the use case may already be satisfied by the fact that the scoring
algorithm can take recency into account. We need to get together and think
about that.

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