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Bug 8740 - Special: Search Web Links should allow filter by namespace
Special: Search Web Links should allow filter by namespace
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 7804
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-01-23 14:04 UTC by Richard J. Holton
Modified: 2007-03-08 16:27 UTC (History)
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Description Richard J. Holton 2007-01-23 14:04:11 UTC
Special:Search Web Links is useful in identifying SPAM links in articles. But to
use it in that way, you must wade through all the non-main namespace entries. It
would be very useful to be able to specify a particular namespace for the
results, like Special:All Pages does.
Comment 1 Max Semenik 2007-01-23 17:00:23 UTC
Spammers can spam in other namespaces, too. And non-main pages are typically less 
patrolled.
Comment 2 Richard J. Holton 2007-01-23 23:23:00 UTC
Of course that's true. All the more reason to be able to focus on one namespace
at a time. Besides, what is considered SPAM differs on different namespaces. For
example, direct links to Amazon.com in the article namespace will frequently be
SPAM (or someone not knowing better--either way it needs to be fixed). However,
there are scads of links to Amazon.com on image pages that are not SPAM, but
rather the source for "fair use" images.
Comment 3 Raimond Spekking 2007-03-08 16:27:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7804 ***

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