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Image searches based on image recognitionEdit

This is mainly needed on Wikimedia Commons. But if we had it there it would be useful in many other places.

Image searches based on image recognition is a newish area of technology, I've seen it demonstrated at the British Library, it would have many interesting uses on Wikimedia Commons, not least in categorising new images; but also in enabling our GLAM partners and others to find new similarities amongst art objects and especially archaeological objects uploaded on Commons. Ideally it should work both from an individual image - "find images like this" from a category - these thousand images are examples of what a ship looks like, please find more like them, and from a highlighted area of an image. WereSpielChequers (talk) 21:03, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

VotesEdit

  1.   Support --Minihaa (talk) 19:52, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  2.   Conditionally support --Usien6 (talk) 20:58, 1 December 2015 (UTC) // As long as it doesn't burden the WMF (neither in computational resources, nor in developing/maintaining effort)
  3.   Neutral I think this is useful and has the potential to become an important feature of Wikimedia's pages -- but I think it would take a lot of work to implement, and that it's not really a priority. -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 21:40, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  4.   Support I'm currently studying this technology. We can also imagine to search an image from a drawing interface, or a sound by humming. JackPotte (talk) 21:52, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  5.   Neutral per 2ReinreB2. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 12:53, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  6.   Support--Manlleus (talk) 15:43, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  7.   Support Nikkimaria (talk) 00:37, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  8.   Support Lots of underused images could be better found and categorized. Seems like a fine thing to explore. — Earwig talk 02:04, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  9.   Support -- SantiLak (talk) 10:48, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  10.   Support --Z 12:29, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  11.   Support Alkamid (talk) 22:34, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Improve Special:LinkSearchEdit

Special:LinkSearch presently provides a rather messy and inflexible interface. It is useful only for finding links to sites that are rarely linked, as the list quickly becomes cluttered. Of the possible improvements, two would greatly increase its usability for editors:

  • Allow the search to be easily limited to a single namespace. This would allow editors to focus on links appearing in articles rather than in talk-page discussions, userpages, etc
  • Identify whether the link appears in the article body, references, or at the end of the article. By consensus, certain links are not considered to be reliable sources but may be used as external links; generally, external links should not appear inline (except as interwiki links). Nikkimaria (talk) 00:45, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

VotesEdit

  1.   Support Add phab:T35030 (support for protocol relative URLs), phab:T14810 (default to all protocols -- HTTPS spam is becoming more common) and phab:T100807 (speedup) to the things that need to be done. MER-C (talk) 10:51, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  2.   Support --MGChecker (talk) 19:35, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  3.   Support Orlodrim (talk) 20:34, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  4.   Support Nyttend (talk) 21:44, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  5.   Support --Leyo (talk) 23:17, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  6.   Support Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 09:25, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  7.   Support tufor (talk) 15:52, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  8.   Support The Wikipedia Library is already work on something similar, we could really use developer support to scale: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T102064 Sadads (talk) 16:11, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  9.   Support Risker (talk) 04:30, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  10.   Support Litlok (talk) 08:36, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  11.   Support Graham87 (talk) 11:39, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  12.   Support Stevie is the man! TalkWork 12:56, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  13.   SupportNickK (talk) 15:26, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  14.   Support Matěj Suchánek (talk) 15:38, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  15.   Support--Manlleus (talk) 15:43, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  16.   Support SantiLak (talk) 10:48, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  17.   SupportRhododendrites talk \\ 01:21, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  18.   Support -- Juetho (talk) 09:56, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Multilingual searchEdit

Allow users to search across all languages of a project, e.g. to optionally return results of a search on English Wikipedia across all the Wikipedias. Fences and windows (talk) 12:37, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

VotesEdit

  1.   Support It would really help to earn time. --La femme de menage (talk) 13:38, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  2.   Support --Continua Evoluzione (talk) 15:06, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  3.   Neutral It is partly implemented. Maybe add a tick "search in other languages"? --Jarash (talk) 15:49, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  4.   Support --Dodi123 (talk) 17:07, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  5.   Oppose. Probably not feasible performance-wise. In the meantime, you can search "site:wikipedia.org X" using your favorite search engine. MER-C (talk) 12:14, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  6.   Support but only if it can be done in a way to prevent performance issues. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 13:00, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  7.   Support--Manlleus (talk) 15:43, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  8.   Support Of course it's feasible performance-wise. It's only a matter of maintaining an index that covers multiple projects. Why this wasn't done 10 years ago is beyond me. —Pengo (talk) 21:45, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  9.   Support -- SantiLak (talk) 10:48, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  10.   Support -- Somej (talk) 07:31, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Provide a means of searching for deleted pagesEdit

As an administrator, I want to search the archive table for deleted pages whose title I don't exactly remember, or are similar in nature -- e.g. "Dr. John Smith", "John Anthony Smith" and "John Smith". Bonus: add pagination to Special:Undelete (should be easy). MER-C (talk) 21:33, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

VotesEdit

  1.   Support as proposer. MER-C (talk) 10:18, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  2.   Support Jenks24 (talk) 10:47, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  3.   Support. --Stryn (talk) 19:11, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  4.   Support .--Grind24 (talk) 20:46, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  5.   Support - admins should have all the abilities with deleted pages that they do with non-deleted pages. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 21:23, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  6.   Support Matiia (talk) 21:36, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  7.   Support It needs to be a separate search page, lest I encounter deleted articles when I'm searching for information in existing articles. Nyttend (talk) 21:46, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  8.   Support This, that and the other (talk) 22:29, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  9.   Support This will save a lot of guesswork, and make it much easier to detect when an article is being re-created. DGG (talk) 02:24, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  10.   Support --La femme de menage (talk) 13:34, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  11.   Support --Purodha Blissenbach (talk) 14:47, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  12.   Support tufor (talk) 15:53, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  13.   SupportSadads (talk) 16:11, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  14.   Support Goombiis (talk) 16:32, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  15.   Support Ckoerner (talk) 17:21, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  16.   Support -- FriedhelmW (talk) 17:40, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  17.   Support --Calak (talk) 18:24, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  18.   Support --Usien6 (talk) 21:02, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  19.   Support Stanko (talk) 22:17, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  20.   Support --Emptywords (talk) 00:05, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  21.   Support Tar Lócesilion (queta) 00:12, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  22.   Support Spencer (talk) 01:07, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  23.   Support --Jarekt (talk) 04:12, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  24.   Support Risker (talk) 04:31, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  25.   Support Graham87 (talk) 11:40, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  26.   Support Yes. Regards, Kertraon (talk) 13:25, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  27.   Support Casliber (talk) 13:36, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  28.   SupportNickK (talk) 15:27, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  29.   Support--Manlleus (talk) 15:43, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  30.   Support Mike Peel (talk) 23:21, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  31.   Support --AS (talk) 09:57, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  32.   Support Rzuwig 10:58, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  33.   Support this will often help with undelete requests. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 05:19, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  34.   Support -- SantiLak (talk) 10:48, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  35.   Support GY Fan 11:36, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  36.   SupportRhododendrites talk \\ 01:43, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  37.   Support Matěj Suchánek (talk) 21:10, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Search edit summariesEdit

I would like to be able to get a list of all edits made with a specific editsummary (but not limited to one specific editor, like this tool). The Quixotic Potato (talk) 06:41, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

VotesEdit

  1.   Support This would be good for hunting socks.
    ⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 15:39, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  2.   Support. --Stryn (talk) 19:12, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
  3.   Support. IJBall (talk) 03:47, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  4.   Support --Arnd (talk) 14:56, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  5.   Support this feature could be very useful. tufor (talk) 15:51, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  6.   Support I think extending the hashtag tool from hatnote, and other string searching in edit summaries would be really useful Sadads (talk) 16:13, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  7.   Support --Usien6 (talk) 21:04, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  8.   Support Helder 23:35, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  9.   Support --Emptywords (talk) 00:06, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  10.   Support Tar Lócesilion (queta) 00:11, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  11.   Support Chaoborus (talk) 02:33, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  12.   Support Graham87 (talk) 11:46, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  13.   Support--Barcelona (talk) 12:04, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  14.   Support Stevie is the man! TalkWork 13:02, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  15.   Support Casliber (talk) 13:37, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  16.   SupportNickK (talk) 15:27, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  17.   Support--Manlleus (talk) 15:43, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  18.   Support --AS (talk) 09:58, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  19.   Support Rzuwig 10:58, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
  20.   Support Nikkimaria (talk) 00:37, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  21.   Support -- SantiLak (talk) 10:48, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  22.   Support GY Fan 11:37, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
  23.   Support --Yeza (talk) 16:57, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
  24.   Support J36miles (talk) 00:58, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
  25.   SupportRhododendrites talk \\ 01:44, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  26.   Support Matěj Suchánek (talk) 21:11, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
  27.   Support SteveStrummer (talk) 01:42, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
  28.   Support Nocowardsoulismine (talk) 17:36, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
  29.   Support Alkamid (talk) 22:35, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
  30.   Support -- Juetho (talk) 09:56, 14 December 2015 (UTC)