Last modified: 2006-04-22 02:38:18 UTC
I understand that regenerating Wantedpages in full is an expensive operation, which is why the
Wikimedia projects generally show cached results. But Wantedpages becomes useless when, say, the first
page of results is almost entirely extant articles (with no indication to the would-be-helpful user
that some or many of the articles exist!)
So, instead of regenerating Wantedpages in full, might it possible for Wantedpages, when working from
cached results, to a) check whether any of its links have already been created [like normal pages do,
perhaps] and perhaps b) remove those from its cache before presenting it to the user?
Changed from enhancement to minor bug, as existing pages should not be shown as
missing pages (red with edit links).
In addition to the link correction (comment 1), perhaps the strike-out approach
from the bug 2630 fix could also be done for Special:Wantedpages ?
Should be addressed in SVN trunk, r13809. Existence was being checked as it is,
but not used, it seems. The code will now output a struck-out blue link when a
page exists, and a red link when it doesn't.