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Bug 6011 - Ignore template inclusions for calculating special:wantedpages
Ignore template inclusions for calculating special:wantedpages
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
1.7.x
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?t...
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: 6896 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-05-18 11:23 UTC by Mathias Schindler
Modified: 2011-03-29 07:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Mathias Schindler 2006-05-18 11:23:56 UTC
[[Special:Wantedpages]] is actually a useful tool in search for pages that need
attention in many ways. Currently, Wikilinks to unwritten pages do count in this
calculation.

http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spezial:Wantedpages&limit=500&offset=0
reflects currently more or less pages that are wanted because they appear in a
single template (navigation bar) on 160 pages.

http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spezial:Whatlinkshere&target=%C3%96BB_35
does not differenciate between links from real pages or just via inclusions. 

It would be nice if Special:Wantedpages gave the option only to count single
pages that do include the Wikilink without template inclusions.
Comment 1 Platonides 2006-05-18 20:40:00 UTC
I'm unsure about of what behavior is the best. Maybe add it as an option "Don't
count templates"? 

But if i remember well the db structure, it's not easily feasible. Sorry.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-05-18 21:47:54 UTC
First, this is impossible with the present database structure.

Second, IMO it wouldn't really make sense to do. A link is a link 
is a link; just because you made the link using a template 
doesn't make it "not real". It's just as real, just as present, 
just as clickable, and just as red.
Comment 3 Ilmari Karonen 2006-06-08 22:10:33 UTC
The problem this proposal seeks to address could probably be better solved by
implementing some form of Bug 5864: Allow filtering Special:Wantedpages by
namespace.

In fact, simply unconditionally ignoring links from outside NS_MAIN would
probably address many of the issues presented.  Not sure if there are legitimate
uses of Special:Wantedpages that it'd break, though.
Comment 4 John Mark Vandenberg 2011-03-29 07:54:35 UTC
*** Bug 6896 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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