Special page listing changes to all pages linking *to* a given page
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bzimport
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Author: freakofnurture

Description:
It would be most excellent if the software could generate:

  • A reversed view of "Related changes", i.e. a set of recent changes to pages

which linking to a certain page, rather than linked from it, or...

  • View "Special:Whatlinkshere/SomePage" in a "watchlist" form, listing the

referring pages with timestamps and username of most recent edit...
(whichever way is easier to envision/impliment)

I realize the same effect could be achieved by copying the contents of
"Whatlinkshere" to a sandbox page and then viewing Special:Recentchangeslinked
for that page, but it's really a waste of edits, especially if it is a large
list, as one would have to manually update the sandbox page each time to get
useful results.

Perhaps if these queries could be chained together, something like
"Special:Recentchangeslinked/Special:Whatlinkshere/SomePage" to get a set of
recent changes to (or, equally often, creations of) pages which link to a
certain page. This could potentially help locate pages that need to be
categorized/stub-tagged according to a main topic covered at SomePage.
--user:freakofnurture


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-Special-pages.Via ConduitNov 21 2014, 9:17 PM
bzimport added a subscriber: wikibugs-l.
bzimport set Reference to bz6528.
bzimport created this task.Via LegacyJul 3 2006, 2:22 PM
Sj added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 21 2008, 2:31 AM

Great idea...

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitMay 27 2008, 5:00 AM

Not sure the second is worth it. But related changes now can do the former.

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