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[Bug 1310309] Re: Searching on https://help.ubuntu.com/ doesn't produce results from wiki.ubuntu.com


Thanks Doug, Gunnar, for emailing me.  I'm now subscribed to this bug.
I created this CSE some years ago, along with Matthew East, and have
maintained it.

I've made a couple of the changes requested here in this bug, namely
adding the "stable" and "lts" official docs.

I also added wiki.ubuntu.com, somewhat reluctantly, however.  We removed
it from the search some years ago, as the wiki is not really "official"
or "curated" documentation.  It's a little messy, disorganized, and
contains a ton of out of date information.  It turns up hits, such as
(ancient) IRC meeting logs, which is clearly not what a user searching
help.ubuntu.com wants.

In any case, it's enabled at this point, for at least a little bit of

I'll be working with Doug and Gunnar in the future, who have expressed
an interest in helping co-maintain the CSE.


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  Searching on https://help.ubuntu.com/ doesn't produce results from

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Bug description:
  What is expected to happen is when one goes to:

  and searches for example Debugging, one of the results would be:

  However, no results from wiki.ubuntu.com are listed under any of the
  default categories (All Results, Official, Community, Technical,
  AskUbuntu). One would have to know upfront from trial and
  error/experience that in order to get results from wiki.ubuntu.com one
  has to go to there and then look it up.

  While I am aware of the different articles that I typically look for,
  and on which page to search for them, I constantly find myself
  desiring to be able to do a one stop shop search, instead of flipping
  between the two. Given this, having this searching capability would
  certainly empower the Ubuntu Community in their efforts to search for
  relevant documentation.

  One potential resolution would be to integrate the results from
  wiki.ubuntu.com into Official, as the articles there tend to be
  released from Ubuntu/Canonical developers, and are of high technical

  If this would not be preferred, another solution would be to create a
  new search category (ex. Ubuntu Wiki), that populates results from
  wiki.ubuntu.com only.

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