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Show number of members for categories in search results
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When searching on Commons results gives information about the size of pages.

In most cases it is something like:

203 B (20 words) - 10:40, 14 February 2010

For images this is changed to the image size:

2,112×2,816 (2,681,964 bytes) - 02:26, 12 August 2009

For categories I think number of category members is a more useful measure of size. The info could be presented as:

123 category members (100 pages, 20 files, 3 subcategories) - 10:40, 14 February 2010

Version: 1.17.x
Severity: enhancement



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patch to display category sizes differently in search results

attachment categorysearch.diff ignored as obsolete

I made a patch to do this.

(It is in standard MediaWiki, so changing component from Extensions.)

  1. Numbers should go through $wgLang->formatNum().
  2. New message should go in
  3. Minor nitpick: we usually say 'n pages', rather than 'n members'

a new patch where I tried to fix the mentioned problems

Here is another try.
*$wgLang->formatNum is used on numbers
*The new message is added to
*It is not very important to me, but I choose the word "members" because (as far as I can see) the number is the total of pages, subcategories and files in the category. It is the same as the message 'nmembers' used in Special:Categories.