Wikia Search Engine Online


The alpha version is out of Wikia, the search engine from Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia fame. Note the clean uncluttered Google-look. And note, too, that it quite correctly brings up Slaw first when searching on “slaw.” Apart from that, though, the Wikia team confesses that: “We are aware that the quality of the search results is low…” But they hope to improve them over the next little while.

You can get an account and help out, if you want, in true Wikipedia fashion. Jimmy says:

Right now, the most important thing you can do is help with the “miniarticles” that appear at the top of popular search terms. These will vary in purpose according to the circumstance, but the primary uses will be:

  • Short definitions
  • Disambiguations
  • Photos
  • See also

At the bottom of every page is a linke to “Post bug reports here”… please use that link liberally to give us large amounts of feedback.

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