I know it's not your project, but do you know if they're doing anything about which suggestions come up first? It's pretty good 80% of the time, but there are some big fails. For example, every time I type Kissing, the first thing that comes up is Kissing Bill O'Reilly, Roasting Miss Piggy, when obviously we want Kissing Muppets to be first. Just tossing that out there.
Yeah -- they were working on improving it, and then it broke, and then we had the code freeze.
MediaWiki 1.19 includes a search suggest feature (for the first time in core MediaWiki), but we haven't seen it working yet... So part of the job after the 1.19 upgrade will be looking at that version of search suggest and figuring out how to fix/replace.
Hey, something else to pass along. It would be great if a future version of search suggest could include Categories. We once made redirects for all our categories so that when you typed it in the search box, you'd go right to the category via the redirect. Then we started deleting them all because they built something into search that would take you right to the category anyway, without a redirect. But now that Go has been taken away, we need those redirects again. Search suggest is really helpful, so rather than recreating all the redirects again, it would be great if Categories just came up there.
Hey Danny! You added back in 2007 that Episode 0263 had Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talking about the ET family. I'm assuming this came from something from the CTW archive. If so, did it mention Grover specifically? Because I have a feeling it's supposed to be this sketch instead.
Is it possible that they were using "Grover and Herb" as a general heading for that set of shorts, even if that particular one didn't have Grover in it? If there's a Herbert insert with the ET Family and there isn't one (that we know of) with Grover and Herb, then I think that could outweigh the evidence of that line in a research study writeup.
Hey, Danny, it's great to see you doing wiki stuff again. Would you mind giving me your e-mail address that you're using now? I have 2 or 3 different ones for you, and I don't know which one you'd prefer. I wanted to ask you some stuff about D23, and some other things. Thanks!
Hey, Danny! I found some transcripts of some old MuppetZine articles in a text file kicking around in a folder buried on my hard drive (don't recall when/where I acquired it). I really enjoyed re-living Muppet fandom of the 90's by re-reading the articles (still holds up even after 20 years). I put some of the more encyclopedicly-notable ones (i.e. ones that we've cited as sources for quotes in articles on the wiki and such) so that others could reference them and enjoy the now-historical information in context. See the archive here. Hope this is cool... if not, feel free to go ahead and take 'em down.