WeRelate:Suggestions/Filter for "What links here"


Original Suggestion & Discussion

It would be helpful in some cases if there were an option to filter the "What links here" results to only show the items which are currently being watched by the user doing the query. It could be a button or a checkbox (I don't have a preference). Moverton 18:28, 22 July 2011 (EDT)

I'd also like a filter for type of page that links there -- Person, Family, Source, etc. I don't know if that should be a separate suggestion. If so, I'll add it. -- Amy (Ajcrow) 18:45, 22 July 2011 (EDT)
Agree wholeheartedly - I would like to see the "what links here" page sort first by page type and then by title (with surname first in the case of person pages). Thanks.--Cos1776 12:39, 25 September 2011 (EDT)

I think this suggestion is closely related to the Implied References from Transcripts.

The "What links here" pages have many uses, but all users might appreciate if the entries were grouped into a single run each for Sources, Places, Redirected Places, Images, Persons and Families. Each new entry on a County, State or County Place page is automatically and immediately sorted by Place type. Providing a similar filter here would be useful.

Also, if the "What links here" entries for a page are greater than 500, would it be possible to have a permanent list of 500 at one go? At present the number viewable always reverts to 50--frustrating if one is doing a series of checks. --Goldenoldie 18:56, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

I also prefer more rows, so unless there is a good reason not to, my vote is to set default to 500 rows across the board. Looks like Search is set to 20 and Whatlinkshere is set to 50. --cos1776 19:21, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

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Admin Follow up

We are currently working through the backlog of suggestions. Discussion above can be broken down into requests for

a. ability to select "Watched only" on Whatlinkshere

Status: Partially resolved. This ability does not exist at this time. However, this request was entered before the Search function was updated which does provides the ability to Search for pages that are "Watched only" in addition to specifying other parameters which can return results similar to those on a Whatlinkshere page. Will this satisfy this request?

If no response or objections are received within 10 days, this first request will be moved to the archive. --cos1776 19:21, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Still want.-Moverton 00:01, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

b. change default sort to page title on Whatlinkshere

Status: Resolved. Ex. Wikipedia

If no objections are received within 10 days, this second request will be moved to the archive. --cos1776 19:21, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

c. change default rows to 500 on Whatlinkshere and Search

Status: Remains active. Priority = 3 (low). --cos1776 19:21, 28 October 2016 (UTC)