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Bug 221 - Special:Wantedpages shows many dead users
Special:Wantedpages shows many dead users
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 5578 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-26 04:42 UTC by Chris Wood
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Chris Wood 2004-08-26 04:42:26 UTC
Special:Wantedpages shows mostly dead users, due to users signing lots of talk
pages, and then having their username/user page deleted. Special:Wantedpages
should filter user pages by default.

Bug 6 is also about a limiting query option on Special:Wantedpages.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-08-26 05:01:07 UTC
It's not that many, and the cached Wantedpages stores the top 1000 so you can scroll past them easily. I don't think this is 
much of a problem.

[At least some of them are simply due to erroneous links that haven't been cleared from the tables properly and could probably 
be removed by a regeneration...]
Comment 2 Chris Wood 2004-08-26 08:27:06 UTC
You're right, I counted only 70 dead users out of 1000. Mark this as a dupe of
bug 6?
Comment 3 Chris Wood 2004-08-26 21:49:30 UTC
...Although 7% is a reasonable proportion, and it should be an easy bug to fix.
Why would you ever want to see user pages in Special:Wantedpages?
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2004-09-11 11:32:01 UTC
Closing as WONTFIX; there's just no good reason to complicate this with extra
options or permanently hiding large classes of links.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2006-04-15 08:58:30 UTC
*** Bug 5578 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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