I took a random sample of around 20 pages and I found they have no single internal link (wikilink); they are just plain text. Therefore this may not be an error. @Grigor_Gatchev are you aware that a content page is only counted if it contains at least one internal link? And can you confirm there are more than 66 pages in main namespace that contain such links?
66 pages might be a realistic count for the pages with internal links there. News articles in a Wikinews would very rarely need to link to other news there - unlike eg. the articles in a Wikipedia, they do not form a topology of interconnected patterns, but are mostly unconnected samples from the reality event stream. So, counting only pages with internal links might be a wrong algorithm, in the context of a Wikinews site.
If you mean linking to other sites, eg. Wikipedia, that can be easily done on need by a bot, through a word-article matching algorithm. Do you think that it would be proper to do it?
This looks reasonable, but this task is not for changing the status quo. If you want change it, please open a separate task.
If you mean linking to other sites, eg. Wikipedia, that can be easily done on need by a bot, through a word-article matching algorithm.
Do you think that it would be proper to do it?
Well, only the local community can say whether it's proper or not.
An editor told me something I had missed - the existence of a MediaWiki setting $wgArticleCountMethod. Should I request that for the Bulgarian-language Wikinews here, or the appropriate way is still as a request to the WMF stewards?
Thanks in advance
Yes, that's an alternative. You've to open a bug report here on phabricator. See example of similar request: T216333. However as this is a site configuration change, normally consensus of local community is required. So you should open such discussion and then link to it in the request.