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You know how we have a Special:Prefixindex, where you type in a word and it finds articles that have words after the word you typed? I was wondering if there could be a Suffixindex, where you type in a word and it finds articles that have words before the word you typed. I think this might be helpful for finding articles like Ten Commandments and Eleven Commandments. --General Insineratehymn 09:09, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

If you want it, and there isn't an extension for that already, you might have to write it yourself. You could always just search for "commandments" and it'll show you the page title matches. Spang talk 12:51, 14 Jul 2007
Of course, the search is unreliable because it shows the words embedded in other words, and if you're searching for an exact phrase, it'll give you all the articles that contain ONE of the words. --Crazyswordsman...With SAVINGS!!!! (T/C) 12:54, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
But it shows the title matches above the page text matches, so you wouldn't even need to see the page text results. Spang talk 02:00, 14 Jul 2007
It's still very flawed. --Crazyswordsman...With SAVINGS!!!! (T/C) 14:30, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
Agreed about search being flawed, or at least not the best search thingumy in the world. For example, when just searching for An infinite number of monkeys with typewriters as a result of another thread which shall remain nameless, I used the search string "infinite monkey", which apparently doesn't match with the title of that page but only with Infinite Monkey Theorem. I won't complain too much though, since I lack the ability to make anything better myself! Personally I think the kind of things you'd use suffixindex for is what search performs better on, like the commandments example above. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 16:40, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
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