Special:Whatlinkshere should allow namespace selection
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Author: le.korrigan

Description:
Special:Whatlinkshere should allow the user to select which namespace to select.
For instance, on the French Wikipedia, it would allow to trace back references
to pages in [Reference:] namespace, while ignoring user pages or meta pages
which link there too.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Wikipedia_talk:Disambiguation_pages_maintenance#talk_pages

bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-Special-pages.Via ConduitNov 21 2014, 9:02 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz4624.
bzimport created this task.Via LegacyJan 15 2006, 5:01 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 6 2006, 2:39 AM

Wiki.Melancholie wrote:

*** Bug 5159 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 9 2006, 2:03 AM

freakofnurture wrote:

cool, a drop-down menu to select namespaces would be ideal, checkboxes, like the
ones used for [[Special:Search]] would be even sweeter, but not critical. ~~~~

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 12 2006, 10:36 AM

gangleri wrote:

This request was mentioned at
Bug 2306: Special:Whatlinkshere lists ordered by creation timestamp - ordering
and filtering should be possible

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 30 2006, 6:38 PM

cimdb wrote:

I wanted to request this functionality too. It would be particularly useful to
be able to limit to just the Main namespace on Wikipedia when taking an article
from the {{Opentasks}} template, since hundreds of users will link to the page;
also when doing disambiguation link repair.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJul 5 2006, 10:39 PM

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 6558 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJul 8 2006, 6:45 AM

paulslouis wrote:

Just to inform everyone waiting on this that Interiot has a tool
(http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/queries/whatlinkshere) that can
order What Links Here entries according to namespace. Oh, and apologies for the
duplicate entry.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJul 8 2006, 11:00 AM

robchur wrote:

That does not help non-users of Wikimedia web sites, hence the reason this
request is filed against MediaWiki.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitOct 6 2006, 2:24 PM

ayg wrote:

*** Bug 7506 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitNov 7 2006, 2:15 AM

tim wrote:

Reply to #6: The tool doesn't work, at least not for the three dab pages I've
adopted. For all three ("Swedish," "Norwegian" and "Ting," for the curious), the
tool returns "Sorry, no results found." All three have at least ten inbound
links. :-( (Too bad, because that would have been extremely useful for me. See
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#Specify_namespace_for_.22What_links_here.22_pages.3F
this].

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJan 13 2007, 9:08 PM

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 8623 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 14 2007, 5:16 PM

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 8986 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 15 2007, 5:20 PM

suisui wrote:

pach for Special:Whatlinkshere can select namespace

I made a patch for SpecialWhatlinkshere to eneble select namespaces.
It also fixes page $limit bug (now you can back to correct previous/next page)

attachment SpecialWhatlinkshere.patch ignored as obsolete

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 15 2007, 5:35 PM

suisui wrote:

oops it's for MW 1.0 alpha

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 16 2007, 12:04 AM

suisui wrote:

I mean 1.10.0 alpha...

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 17 2007, 1:01 AM

suisui wrote:

fixd version of before one

I re-maked a patch
which has no-change about LIMIT thing. (which JuLuF points me.)
It only add namespace select form and a bit SELECT
, and a change about related links.

Attached: SpecialWhatlinkshere.patch

Raymond added a comment.Via ConduitMar 22 2007, 9:24 AM

(In reply to comment #15)

Created an attachment (id=3236) [edit]
fixd version of before one

I re-maked a patch
which has no-change about LIMIT thing. (which JuLuF points me.)
It only add namespace select form and a bit SELECT
, and a change about related links.

Based on this patch fixed in r20616.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 19 2007, 9:54 AM

alistrius wrote:

A drop down menu is not deal. The best is you can choose as many namespaces you
want imho.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 29 2007, 2:58 PM

wiki.bluefish wrote:

it would also be nice if redirects where not ignored on namespace selection.

example: all links to "WP:SGW" in
[http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spezial:Linkliste/Wikipedia:Schiedsgericht/Wahl&limit=500&from=0]
are ignored with an activated filter
[http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?offset=&limit=500&target=Wikipedia%3ASchiedsgericht%2FWahl&title=Spezial%3ALinkliste&namespace=3]

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 29 2007, 3:37 PM

dunc_harris wrote:

^ that should be added and dealt with as another bug.

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