On its very best day the Wookieepedia's search engine has been mediocre. There is no spell check ["Is this what you meant?"] it just responded with [paraphrasing here] "Um ... what? Me no un'erstand" [while picking its nose], and the engine has a very limited search "ability" .... which was FINE! well, until now.
If I typed in a word that the engine understood, I'd get a list of the findings with a short sentence [description], or two, about the subject. Now, [for most findings] it gives a Wiki address, which is useless!
Example: Type in "Subterranean Species" and see if Sullustan show or, any other sentient species / races. Oh, and forget about typing "Subterranean Races", you'll get some drivel about "pod racing". And if it does show [before: yep, that's the one I need vs, nope, I don't want anything from Taris' underground city] zero description, just an address.
PLEASE! make / create / upgrade / reverse engineer / fix / whatever this issue with the search engine usability / uselessness.
- The search is built and run by Wikia, and there's really no one at Wikia (I work there) who would agree that search is in any sort of an ideal state. What I'd recommend is using Google. If you use the right keywords and there are keywords that match it in Wookieepedia categories, then you should be able to find what you're looking for. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 13:36, April 8, 2016 (UTC)