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Bug 7204 - Optionally exclude redirects from Special:Allpages and Special:Prefixindex
Optionally exclude redirects from Special:Allpages and Special:Prefixindex
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 30963
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 15 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 13600 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-09-02 04:42 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2014-11-18 18:07 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Description Purodha Blissenbach 2006-09-02 04:42:30 UTC
Some Wikipedias are for macrolanguages (e.g. Akan, Arabic, Quetchua) or language
groups (e.g. Alemannic, Quetchua, Ripuarian) or languages laking a single, known,
or fixed orthograpy (e.g. Azeri=Azerbaidjani, Belorussian, Gothic, Kernewek=Karnuak,
Kurdi, Plattdüütsch, Serbian)

All these may need to have above average redirects so as to accomodate spelling 
or dialectal variants of words. These redirects more often than not collate to
clusters of identical targets under very similarly spelt names.

Working through the lists generated bySpecial:Allpages, and Special:Prefixindex,
which must tediously be read zig-zag rather quickly top-down, is unpleasant and

It is possible to css display:none the redirects, which is maybe more workable but 
certainly not pretty.

Best Solution so far to me is, to add a checkbox saying:
   [ ] hide redirects
to the initial selection page. Its default should be off, which does not change the
current default behaviour.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-09-02 11:25:06 UTC
Would it be worth extending this to all query pages, too, except where the
purpose of said page makes doing so illogical, e.g. hiding redirects on
Special:Listredirects is a *wee* bit FITH.
Comment 2 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2006-09-04 10:46:26 UTC
I concur. This would be a rather good feature, should one make it.
Comment 3 AlefZet 2008-01-21 11:01:14 UTC
Is any chance for implementing such feature?
Comment 4 Casey Brown 2008-01-21 16:16:50 UTC
Another solution would be to change the color of the redirects, as is done on [[fr:MediaWiki:Common.css|]], so that they appear differently:

/* Redirects on [[Special:Allpages]] and [[Special:Watchlist/edit]]. */
.allpagesredirect a, .watchlistredir a {
Comment 5 Raimond Spekking 2008-04-03 08:12:23 UTC
*** Bug 13600 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Waldir 2008-04-03 13:32:27 UTC
@ Casey Brown (comment #4): that could indeed make it easier to visually skip non relevant information, but the redirects could still potentially take up a lot of space that otherwise would be used to display useful information (of course, the terms "useful" and "relevant" are used here considering that one is not interested in the redirects, which might not be the case, and thus the support for the option, with a checkbox).
Comment 7 Subfader 2010-05-01 12:52:15 UTC
Where's the problem adding a simple checkbox to /un)hide redirects on Special:AllPages? This would be very useful.
Comment 8 Sam Reed (reedy) 2010-05-01 13:04:26 UTC
Roan, just saw this pop up on #mediawiki

Probably something we can do with (/at the same time as) the querypage updates..? Seems to fall under a similar umbrella...
Comment 9 Roan Kattouw 2010-05-01 18:05:57 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> Roan, just saw this pop up on #mediawiki
> Probably something we can do with (/at the same time as) the querypage
> updates..? Seems to fall under a similar umbrella...
Allpages and Prefixindex don't use the QueryPage framework, so I see no reason to combine these changes. Adding an "exclude redirects" option to these special pages should be a relatively trivial change compared to the QueryPage refactoring.
Comment 10 Dan Jacobson 2010-12-02 03:21:57 UTC
Yes, allowing us to switch off showing redirects would be great, as my sites promote Special:Allpages to be the main way users are to get around the site.

See also
for other users wanting / implementing the same thing.

If allowing showing them differently, be sure the solution is not only CSS deep, as I want it to work in text browsers too!

Also see Bug 2872.
Comment 11 Umherirrender 2012-08-04 22:19:25 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 30963 ***

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