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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)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-23 14:04 UTC by Richard J. Holton
Modified: 2007-03-08 16:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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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 
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 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 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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