Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Search/Improvements in "What links here"

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  • Problem: Currently, the "What links here" page shows a list of pages, where item has has buttons for "What links this page" and "Edit page". This list is ordered by page creation date.
I think that it should have more options to make it even more useful.
  • Who would benefit: Editors, and some experienced readers.
  • Proposed solution: For each page, the entry should show first edit date, last edit date, file size, number of editions, and additional buttons for "View history" and "Page information".
Also, the list should be sortable by pages name, file size, first edit date, last edit date, and number of editions.
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DiscussionEdit

I note that, without database schema changes, fetching the first edit date and number of revisions would be expensive operations (i.e. they'd be slow and use a lot of server resources). Sorting by pretty much anything besides what it's currently sorted by would also be expensive, and is unlikely to be helped by any reasonable schema change. Anomie (talk) 14:33, 21 November 2017 (UTC)[]

Sorting can be done client-side. The server only needs to send the data with any default sorting. --186.48.82.146 17:42, 21 November 2017 (UTC)[]
People would consider it a bug that when they hit "sort by size" it sorts only the 200 already-shown entries instead of bringing in the larger entries from later in the default ordering. Anomie (talk) 14:55, 22 November 2017 (UTC)[]

VotingEdit

  •   Support --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:24, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Thomas Obermair 4 (talk) 23:08, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Shizhao (talk) 03:29, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support I would support sorting alphabetically, and by namespace especially. Headbomb (talk) 04:55, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support I support adding interwiki and interwoki links 🔗. Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 🔒) (My global unlock 🔓) 11:28, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Furfur (talk) 04:09, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support sorting by name. Makes it saner when working through a list to alter links after page-moves or topic-splits. DMacks (talk) 04:37, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Pasztilla (talk) 12:16, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Dromedar61 (talk) 21:41, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Mickey83 (talk) 21:47, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Sahaquiel9102 (talk) 21:58, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support HaythamAbulela 18:33, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Theklan (talk) 18:55, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 20:20, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Should start with articles, at least in my opinion that's the only reason I click it. I don't want to see the page landed in User:XBot/December/2014/Archive/Trees/Plants, etc etc etc... SEMMENDINGER (talk) 23:50, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Whats new? (talk) 00:21, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support ~Cybularny Speak? 13:26, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Tom Ja (talk) 14:04, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support AlessioMela (talk) 15:19, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Termininja (talk) 16:06, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support JAn Dudík (talk) 22:02, 4 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Epìdosis 08:20, 5 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Vincent Simar (talk) 11:59, 5 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Reneman (talk) 17:37, 5 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support I like this idea. EMsmile (talk) 11:23, 6 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Geach (talk) 19:27, 6 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Klaas `Z4␟` V:  21:29, 7 December 2017 (UTC) absolutely![]
  •   Support Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:49, 8 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Mmitchell10 (talk) 11:11, 9 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Pharos (talk) 16:56, 9 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Ldorfman (talk) 00:23, 10 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Ruslik (talk) 16:45, 10 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Ottawahitech (talk) 21:30, 10 December 2017 (UTC) Please ping me []
  •   Support but as an option, not as a mandatory change of sorting order — NickK (talk) 17:50, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]