Last modified: 2005-12-17 11:26:17 UTC
This is list is useful, but with the number of link pointing on each category it
will be very useful
There is already a count of the number of articles and subcategories for a category.
I am not sure how usefull it is to get the number of articles leading to that
Maybe a count can be shown when a user request the "whatlinkshere" page.
(In reply to comment #1)
> There is already a count of the number of articles and subcategories for a
Yes you're right but you must click the link and see the page
> I am not sure how usefull it is to get the number of articles leading to that
It's more a king of beeing homogeneous than to be usefull
Because in most of listings there is "page size"...here "page size" has to be
replaced by number of article, isn't it ?
> Maybe a count can be shown when a user request the "whatlinkshere" page.
do you mean whatlinkshere of "Special:Categories"? If so, why not !
but what would be the difference, may be the sorting order (by date)
now that [[Special:Categories]] become huge it will become useful to check how
much is a category used, to know if we can easily rename it or something else
A presentation like
34. Mathematics (345 articles)
and even, but it is a bonus, to sort by number of articles in category
Looking for a clarification:
Is the request for the number of articles in a given category? Or is the request
for the number of articles that link to the given category?
In other words, if an article includes a link like [[:Category:Foo]] but not a
category entry like [[Category:Foo]], would that page be counted?
I think this means the number of articles in parenthesis behind the cateogory
link in lists of categories, like Special:Categories and Category: pages that
have subcategories. I agree that this would be quite useful.
I'll find it useful too.
Most of Wikis are introducing Babel Templates... Babel templates create
categories in which every user is listed, so it will be nice for a user,
searching for someone who speaks a certain language, to know if in a category
there are people listed or not.
(Gosh, my english is awful!)
Also maybe have options to sort category lists by number of articles.
It would also be useful to know how many categories each "sub category" is
linked to, especially in a heirarchical setup. You don't want to go more than
one layer deep (to avoid having to deal with circular paths), but when a
category is displaying subcats, put like:
Subcategory (5 articles 3 categories)
to show that something is there.
Marking this as INVALID, it's not clear which of many different things the
request is about. Provide more details in a specific request, however note
that many possible areas are unlikely to ever have such numbers added.
Created attachment 1094 [details]
places (n links) after category title in Special:Categories
Comment on attachment 1094 [details]
sets count to value, ie sort-key. Therefore very inefficient.
Created attachment 1095 [details]
More efficient patch
Leaves sort key constant, thus removing huge overhead.
Has this been considered for inclusion in the forthcoming 1.6 version?
It seems it's been included already in the current version. Maybe this
ticket should be closed, then.