Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Search/Suggest to Exclude Indirect Linked Articles from "What links here"

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  • Problem: Currently, when I click the "What links here" of an article, there will be some indirect linked articles in the results via some templates. E.g. an article preferrences a template, which has 100 links in it. When I click the "What links here" of this article, all of the 100 links will be listed in the results, which I really don't want and make me feel boring.
  • Who would benefit: All
  • Proposed solution: Exclude those indirect links from the results. If follow the example above, only list the template, and don't list all of the 100 links.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Ma3r (talk) 05:47, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

  • phab:T14396. I am also pretty sure this has been discussed in a previous year. --Izno (talk) 06:00, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Yes, this would be very useful. However, the actual state should be kept as an option. — Draceane talkcontrib. 20:10, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Very useful for fixing links to moved pages, where most links are via a navbox which has been fixed but has yet to update its transclusions. The current functionality should remain an option and perhaps as the default. Certes (talk) 22:57, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
  • It would be very usefull, allthgough a solution allready exists. It only is a hell of a job to implement: Put all the stuff a navbox is linked to into a catagory and create a link to the catagory. It works very well. The problem is to translate the huge amount of navboxes into such a structure, or write a bot which does the job (I am not able to do so). Maybe it even is possible to implement the code of a navbox in such a way that it shows the linkes, while actually it is displaying the content of the catagory. T.vanschaik (talk) 23:47, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
    • Every time I tried to get rid of a huge navbox with the "this should be a category" argument, the community fought tooth and nail to keep it :/ sometimes they agreed to delete the navbox but such a discussion lasts for weeks, while creating a huge navbox can be done within half an hour, without previous discussion... Alensha (talk) 01:23, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Voting

  • Support Support Sagivrash (talk) 19:16, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Movses (talk) 19:31, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 20:17, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support very important feature, wanted since long time Akela (talk) 20:38, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support tufor (talk) 20:39, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Samat (talk) 20:51, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Hkoala (talk) 20:56, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Pagony (talk) 21:04, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support ZorróAszter (talk) 21:12, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support as an option but keep the existing behaviour as default Certes (talk) 21:21, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Pi.1415926535 (talk) 21:25, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Palotabarát (talk) 21:39, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Dodi123 (talk) 22:20, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support tsca (talk) 22:51, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support YFdyh000 (talk) 23:03, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support — Jules Talk 23:26, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Alensha (talk) 01:19, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support BALA. RTalk 01:30, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 02:06, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support kennethaw88talk 05:56, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Teemeah (talk) 09:17, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Worrida (talk) 11:50, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportRhododendrites talk \\ 14:33, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Yes, same as Draceane Ján Kepler (talk) 14:44, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Pharos (talk) 14:57, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mannivu · 15:06, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Geraki TL 16:39, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support We need this. Петър Петров (talk) 17:26, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose I don't see the point of it. a lot of articles don't have that many connections, and people can just sort out what they need for themselves. Tyrekecorrea (talk) 18:31, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Netjeff (talk) 19:17, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support there are options to include/exclude redirects, transclusions and links. This shoul be new otion. JAn Dudík (talk) 20:19, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 23:18, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Darwin Ahoy! 02:05, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support as an option per Certes and Jan Dudik; Oppose Oppose as default/mandatory. George Ho (talk) 07:40, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ostrzyciel (talk) 13:18, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Nk (talk) 14:01, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Libcub (talk) 20:26, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Bencemac (talk) 16:10, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support OosWesThoesBes (talk) 17:29, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support czar 18:51, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Oh, DrPizza! (talk) 08:31, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Meiræ 21:50, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support ~ Amory (utc) 13:27, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support yes, seems very useful; however, always good to allow an option (checkbox?) to preserve current functionality Philiptdotcom (talk) 13:41, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:37, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support WTM (talk) 00:26, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support As this will really mostly be of use for maintenance purposes, "The current functionality should remain an option and perhaps as the default", per Certes.  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  08:15, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support with keeping the current situation as the default. Tacsipacsi (talk) 10:03, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 13:39, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support MTheiler (talk) 15:23, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support SeGiba (talk) 18:06, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Michael Childs (talk) 01:42, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Adam78 (talk) 10:37, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support GiFontenelle (talk) 18:37, 17 December 2020 (UTC)