Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Miscellaneous/Multiple protocol support in Special:Linksearch

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Multiple protocol support in Special:Linksearch

  • Who would benefit: Anyone who uses this special page.
  • Proposed solution: At the very least, linksearch should return results for HTTP and HTTPS combined when no protocol is specified.
  • More comments: Google now (rightfully so) boosts rankings for HTTPS sites and I am seeing HTTPS spam much more often as a consequence. Why do I need to ask the WMF to address glaring technical debt and software rot in MediaWiki three times and wait almost a decade for a fix?


  • Much needed, small and tangible fix! Sadads (talk) 20:19, 11 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Simple and no brainer. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:06, 13 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Lack of this feature is a roadblock to several tasks I try to perform. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:00, 15 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Checking for and cleaning up after spammers is a lot more difficult without this as mentioned. Similarly for tasks with interwiki mapping is made harder in the absence. Yes it only affects a smaller number of people, they are however, some of the real backroom workers that enhance the user experience.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:09, 15 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]