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Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Search/linksfrom: filter

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linksfrom: filter

  • Problem: It can be difficult to find articles linked from a page which satisfy other criteria.
  • Who would benefit: Readers using, and editors maintaining, list articles, navboxes, etc.
  • Proposed solution: Give search a linksfrom: filter, like linksto: but checking the other end of the wikilink. Following redirects would probably be helpful.
  • More comments: incategory: and PetScan work for some cases but it can be hard to combine link checking with other filters efficiently.
  • Phabricator tickets: T253642; possibly rTSVN5206
  • Proposer: Certes (talk) 16:06, 19 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • To answer Tyrekecorrea's comment below: this enhancement may result in us discovering a lot of things which were already linked incorrectly. I think that's a good thing, as finding a problem is the first step to fixing it. Or have I misunderstood your point? Certes (talk) 22:11, 16 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]