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Bug 8315 - add usernames to linksearch output
add usernames to linksearch output
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-12-19 08:46 UTC by
Modified: 2012-12-12 13:58 UTC (History)
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Description 2006-12-19 08:46:11 UTC
It would be helpful if special:linksearch at least optionally mentioned who
created the links.  Example: see links to in several articles,
suspect a spam campaign.  Linksearch shows there are 100's of links to that
domain.  You now have to click dozens of them to get a sense of how many users
they're coming from.  Showing the usernames (and maybe being able to sort on
them) would make this process easier.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-12-19 11:36:56 UTC
We don't track that information in the same place that we pull link information
from, so that isn't an option at present.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-12-19 18:28:33 UTC
There's no good way to track this; URLs aren't necessarily added to an article
by a user at all; they may be brought in via a template dependency (or even a
changing variable!)
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-20 00:02:08 UTC
Not to mention the issue with re-adding URLs while reverting vandalism.
Comment 4 2006-12-20 02:21:23 UTC
Hmm, I'll think about this some more, there may still be some way.  I'm not too
worried about occasional false hits from vandal reversion--the idea is to find
when someone has inserted the same link 100 times.  Links in templates should be
treated just like links in articles.  Maybe this can be done with some external
tool that crunches the link table against the article histories, instead of as a
linksearch enhancement.  I'll see if I can figure out specifics.  
Comment 5 Andre Klapper 2012-12-12 13:58:01 UTC
[Removing RESOLVED LATER as discussed in and setting WONTFIX as per comments 1 to 3.

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