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Bug 6011 - Ignore template inclusions for calculating special:wantedpages
Ignore template inclusions for calculating special:wantedpages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 6896 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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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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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
reflects currently more or less pages that are wanted because they appear in a
single template (navigation bar) on 160 pages.
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

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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