Last modified: 2007-03-08 16:27:43 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.
Spammers can spam in other namespaces, too. And non-main pages are typically less
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7804 ***