Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Miscellaneous/Multiple protocol support in Special:Linksearch

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  • Who would benefit: Anyone who uses this special page.
  • Proposed solution: At the very least, linksearch should return results for HTTP and HTTPS combined when no protocol is specified.
  • More comments: Google now (rightfully so) boosts rankings for HTTPS sites and I am seeing HTTPS spam much more often as a consequence. Why do I need to ask the WMF to address glaring technical debt and software rot in MediaWiki three times and wait almost a decade for a fix?
  • Proposer: MER-C (talk) 12:26, 9 November 2017 (UTC)[]

DiscussionEdit

  • Much needed, small and tangible fix! Sadads (talk) 20:19, 11 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  • Simple and no brainer. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:06, 13 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  • Lack of this feature is a roadblock to several tasks I try to perform. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:00, 15 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  • Checking for and cleaning up after spammers is a lot more difficult without this as mentioned. Similarly for tasks with interwiki mapping is made harder in the absence. Yes it only affects a smaller number of people, they are however, some of the real backroom workers that enhance the user experience.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:09, 15 November 2017 (UTC)[]

VotingEdit

  •   Support per my comment above. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:46, 27 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support NMaia (talk) 23:57, 27 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Tim Landscheidt (talk) 01:34, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Rschen7754 01:35, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support as proposer. MER-C (talk) 01:41, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Tgr (talk) 06:52, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Mahir256 (talk) 08:44, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Dvorapa (talk) 09:18, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Vachovec1 (talk) 11:07, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:11, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Sadads (talk) 13:43, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support YFdyh000 (talk) 14:56, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Rcdeboer (talk) 15:00, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Thomas Obermair 4 (talk) 21:56, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support BWolff (WMF) (talk) 22:32, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support — Luchesar • T/C 23:23, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Shizhao (talk) 03:09, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   SupportTheDJ (talkcontribs) 14:36, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Paucabot (talk) 17:30, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support I was just wishing for this a couple of days ago when I was checking if we already had pages for some organizations with particular websites. Yes please! ArthurPSmith (talk) 18:39, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support --Izno (talk) 03:56, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support – this blindspot/gotcha wasn't even documented on en.wp until recently, given that not typing any protocol is seen as an implicit web URL. DMacks (talk) 05:17, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 08:01, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Long overdue 😂 (talk) 01:37, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Szoltys (talk) 12:09, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 14:56, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support -- seth (talk) 11:10, 3 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Galobtter (talk) 12:44, 3 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Tacsipacsi (talk) 13:44, 3 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Helps to address the spam problem Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:29, 5 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Yeza (talk) 18:33, 5 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support the wub "?!" 00:51, 7 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support JAn Dudík (talk) 09:11, 7 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Nikkimaria (talk) 19:10, 8 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support X:: black ::X (talk) 09:55, 10 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Ruslik (talk) 18:07, 10 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Haxpett (talk) 00:33, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support NicoScribe (talk) 09:48, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   SupportNickK (talk) 17:38, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]