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Special:LinkSearch presently provides a rather messy and inflexible interface. It is useful only for finding links to sites that are rarely linked, as the list quickly becomes cluttered. Of the possible improvements, two would greatly increase its usability for editors:

Nikkimaria (talk) 00:45, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey
This proposal received 18 support votes, and was ranked #46 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Search#Improve_Special:LinkSearch


See also: T102064: Create a tool to display and filter data from Schema:ExternalLinksChange

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DannyH created this task.Dec 7 2015, 11:29 PM
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+1, would be tremendously useful to be able to specify namespace. Here is a news article that could have been much more informative if there were an easy/obvious way to narrow down the links to whitehouse.gov domain from *Main* namespace: https://theoutline.com/post/959/whitehouse-gov-switch-broke-wikipedia