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How do I search in a specific namespace?[edit]

The page says one can search for external links in a specific namespace, but doesn't say how ... --DStoykov 04:46, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

I removed that.--Patrick (talk) 15:44, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Could we add that feature? It would be extremely helpful to only search article space for a specific link on domains that contain lots of links (like say blogspot being in namespace, 99 times out of 100 it shouldn't be there)--Crossmr 02:27, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Linkseach not reporting secure links?[edit]

Hi, have been working at cleaning out some spam and one of the links was a secure link that Linksearch did not report. As an experiment I set up in a sandbox the link:

Linksearch reports it. Add the 's' to make it a secure link:

and Linksearch does not report it. --CliffC 22:18, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

I added "The default URI scheme is "http://"; to find links of the scheme "https://" it needs to specified explicitly."--Patrick (talk) 00:24, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Wildcards within URLs?[edit]

The following doesn't seem to work:

blog.*.playstation.com

But the following two do work:

blog.us.playstation.com
blog.eu.playstation.com

Is there something I'm doing wrong? Thanks! SharkD 05:34, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

This is like described.--Patrick (talk) 07:27, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Searching for links within a specific namespace[edit]

Is there any way to adjust this so that I can search for links within a specific namespace only? For example if I want to exclude user pages or only search within mainspace pages. If there's no way to do that currently it may be something to program in the future. Themfromspace 09:56, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Having a function like this would be incredibly useful. --- Cymru.lass 02:57, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


2+ years later I'm coming back to ask for the same thing. This would make many users' work a whole lot easier if someone incorporated the namespace search that is used on special:watchlist and special:contributions. This would be extremely beneficial with no drawbacks. Themfromspace (talk) 17:15, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

My mistake, I see this is built directly into the media wiki interface. Looks like nobody can adjust it from metawiki. Themfromspace (talk) 17:18, 29 May 2013 (UTC)