>> Indeed, as of January 2004 the Wikipedia uses a MySQL database to store its 190K+ entries, but even with the database Wikipedia has disabled its online search because of performance issues and just forwards search queries directly to Google.
i'd like to know what are you're sources. i read on the wikipedia page that they have there own search engine. ooookiwi@gmail.com

Wikipedia switched to a Lucene-based search engine in 2005. Prior to that they used MySQL for search. There might have been a brief period where they used Google results, but I don't remember it. Otterfan

>> Searches - using Google et. al.

This may be fine for PUBLIC Wiki's but it is certainly NOT OK for private ones. PmWiki should always keep a local search capability. Julian Knight March 09, 2012, at 09:45 AM

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