On 8 November 2011 17:08, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray(a)dunelm.org.uk> wrote:
On 8 November 2011 15:32, Carcharoth
What I'm looking for is the ability to filter
links to articles that
are due to that template being transcluded on other pages, and links
that actually come from the non-transcluded areas of articles.
Preferably with the links from transclusions annotated with the name
of the transcluded item generating the link.
I was going to suggest filing a bug, but it seems the problem's been
in bugzilla for six years:
Judging by the comments there, it looks like it's technically quite
difficult to do.
Back to the drawing board... fixing whatlinkshere apparently won't
work, and limiting the templates (by removing links or obfuscating
them with redirects) will cause more problems than this one solves, so
what's the third option? Can something be scripted on the toolserver
as a stand-in?
Actually, the answer to the question is to deprecate such ridiculous
templates and apply the appropriate categories. These enormous templates
make articles difficult to open on slow or mobile connections, which
encompasses a significant number of our users. This is a usability issue,
and an inappropriate use of templates.