_content: delete search box from home page

The search feature is not used much and does not give terribly useful answers.
It accounts for under 2% of golang.org traffic and about one real query per minute.

Looking through a log of 1,592 search queries over a 28-hour period last week,
almost all of them would have found better answers using Google or pkg.go.dev.

Just a few examples of queries for which we had no good answers:

 - 1.16
 - 1.16beta
 - GOPATH
 - k8s.io/api/settings/v1alpha1
 - language and capacity
 - linux installation
 - logical operators
 - mocking struct
 - naming convention
 - remove element from slice
 - sirupsen/logrus
 - string template
 - struct field tag
 - tutorial
 - update go
 - using go modules
 - visual studio code

Removing the search box on the main site will stop acting as though it gives
useful information for queries like these. Then hopefully people will find their
way to Google or pkg.go.dev instead.

Fixes #44357.

Change-Id: I400157e478a9faaf35c3fdb60380336ee0b135a3
Reviewed-on: https://go-review.googlesource.com/c/website/+/292590
Trust: Russ Cox <rsc@golang.org>
Run-TryBot: Russ Cox <rsc@golang.org>
TryBot-Result: Go Bot <gobot@golang.org>
Reviewed-by: Dmitri Shuralyov <dmitshur@golang.org>
3 files changed
tree: 809c9e06a3b9fc48fe0bf12adebcef313cc4b86d
  1. .prettierrc
  2. AUTHORS
  3. CONTRIBUTING.md
  4. CONTRIBUTORS
  5. LICENSE
  6. PATENTS
  7. README.md
  8. _content/
  9. cmd/
  10. codereview.cfg
  11. content.go
  12. favicon.ico
  13. go.mod
  14. go.sum
  15. internal/
  16. robots.txt
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