Option to not include subpages in Special:WhatLinksHere when searching in applicable namespaces
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Description

As title.

Searching for what links to Namespace:Title in Namespace may return Namespace:OtherTitle1/Subpage, Namespace:OtherTitle2/Subpage, etc., making it difficult to find top-level pages only.


Version: 1.23.0
Severity: enhancement

bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-Special-pages.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 2:03 AM
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Scott created this task.Via LegacyJul 9 2013, 12:27 PM
Scott added a comment.Via ConduitJul 9 2013, 12:28 PM
  • "Applicable namespaces" == namespaces where subpages are enabled. However I would word the option simply as "Don't include subpages".
PiRSquared17 added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 26 2014, 11:44 PM

What is the use case?

Also, when you say "not include subpages", do you mean exclude them completely or list them under their respective parent pages?

PiRSquared17 added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 26 2014, 11:44 PM

s/list/count/ I guess

PiRSquared17 added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 27 2014, 4:16 PM

Hex, can you clarify?

Scott added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 27 2014, 8:26 PM

I'm afraid that I don't recall the situation that lead to me filing this bug - sorry folks! The description reminds me that I was searching for links to something in a namespace, and it produced lots of subpages in the results, but what that was I don't know, and can't immediately reproduce it.

I'm happy for this bug to be WONTFIXed. :)

PiRSquared17 added a comment.Via ConduitMar 5 2014, 7:04 PM

Reopen if you want this.

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