Why is this family name not found by the search?

+5 votes
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I've created a few days ago the profile of Pierre Diserbeau and a handful of relatives (father, siblings).

How comes https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Diserbeau yields zero result? 

Never seen that bug before ...

WikiTree profile: Pierre Diserbeau
in WikiTree Tech by Bernard Vatant G2G6 Mach 5 (56.9k points)
retagged by Jamie Nelson

2 Answers

+5 votes
Hi Bernard, I have done a search, and it shows 3 profiles for this name

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:SearchPerson

xxx
by Karen Butler G2G6 Pilot (142k points)
It does in Search, but not on the genealogy page
https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Diserbeau

That is odd, I have not came across this before either surprise xxx

Indeed, Ros. And from the Search page linked by Karen,

If I search for First Name "Pierre" and Last Name "Diserbeau" I have three results. But w/o Pierre, only the Last Name, no result. Idem for option 2 "View all WikiTree profiles that share this last name: Diserbeau.

In both cases I am redirected to https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Diserbeau, with an empty list.
+7 votes
This was also reported back in August.

A (mostly) behind-the-scenes update is going to happen next week that should fix this.
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (369k points)
Thanks Jamie. Was the August report here on G2G, too?
Yep (https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1088142). That was the first time I had seen this bug, though.

In the meantime, you can use * in the first name field if you want to get the search results for Diserbeau without getting directed to the genealogy page.
Thx again Jamie. The * workaround is working. But nevertheless this is a very weird bug.

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