Last modified: 2006-01-10 20:34:15 UTC
Since MediaWiki introduced categories, the usefulness of [[ as a metric for
whether or not to include articles in the total count statistics has declined.
Perhaps, instead of finding [[ in the article text, MediaWiki should count
articles that have links to others as 'good'. (A more stringent test would be
how many links.) This could be tested for by counting links while parsing the
text. A recount could be done by counting rows in the pagelinks table, cross
referenced to the page table, of course.
If it's got a [[, it's received some degree of wikification (eg it's not just a paste of some
plaintext, or blank).
No possible mechanical test could ever produce a measure of "good" articles; this is just a
minimal "not totally blank or 'aslkdjskdf'" check.