Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Miscellaneous/Get WhatLinksHere's lists in alphabetical order

Get WhatLinksHere's lists in alphabetical order

  • Problem: In Special:WhatLinksHere, having all the results in an apparent random order is of no help. When orphaning a page in order to correct wikilinks or titles, you can get stacks of articles with similar titles and likely to be related to a specific subject that one can (if need be) keep in or out of user's check: having these stacks well packed would be of great help.
  • Proposed solution: As per title: alphabetical order is an order at least... and the fittest I can think of.
  • Who would benefit: Any editor engaged in Orphanage projects.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T4306
  • Proposer: Pequod76(talk) 21:35, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • @Pequod76: - I completely agree with this too. As there are quite a lot of issues for WhatLinksHere this year, I wonder if there's some way the Community Tech team could combine them during the review & organising phase? --YodinT 12:17, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
  • @Yodin: Thank you! I start linking here your fundamental proposal: Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Miscellaneous/Allow filtering of WhatLinksHere to remove links from templates. Hope that somebody will care. ;) --Pequod76(talk) 20:11, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Currently the pages in Special:WhatLinksHere are listed in order by page ID, with the oldest pages on the top and the newest ones on the bottom. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 03:56, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
  • A more general idea is allow ordering search results by page title.--GZWDer (talk) 21:18, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
    • An even more idea is to add additional sorting criteria: title, size, first edit date, last edit date, etc. --NaBUru38 (talk) 13:09, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  • There's a very useful gadget that does that (and not just for "what links here"): mw:User:PerfektesChaos/js/resultListSort. But I agree it'll be much better to integrate that into the native interface and make it accessible to all editors, not just those who know of the gadget. Uanfala (talk) 22:03, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  • I think inlink from navbox and inforbox should be deprioritized.C933103 (talk) 14:57, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Also want to note that the Default Sort Key should be used when sorting the pages as sometimes that can differ from Page Title. Default Sort Key can be seen in the second row on a page's Page Information (&action=info) page NNikkhoui (WMF) (talk) 14:44, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support * Pppery * it has begun 18:44, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Danbloch (talk) 19:44, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support But, IMHO, sorting order should be optional: by alphabet, by link addition timestamp, by page creation/last modificaton date, etc. Kaganer (talk) 20:22, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --YodinT 20:56, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support But please keep also the PID order, it's useful as well. — Draceane talkcontrib. 21:08, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Kusurija (talk) 21:12, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support in some form, maybe with multiple sort options in a drop-down menu like you get when you search shopping web sites (for example, on shopping sites you might see a menu with options like lowest price first, highest price first, highest rated first). Jonesey95 (talk) 22:40, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support There should be two drop-down boxes, one for what to sort by (page ID or title) and another for the sorting direction (ascending or descending). GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 22:57, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Daud Iffa (talk) 00:15, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sorting by namespace then title should be the default option. Certes (talk) 01:10, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --𝑇𝑚𝑣 (𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑘) 01:34, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Betseg (talk) 02:07, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ottawajin (talk) 05:15, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support -- ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 07:02, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Graham11 (talk) 08:21, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Respublik (talk) 08:40, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Curios7ty (talk) 09:28, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support //Lollipoplollipoplollipop::talk 09:46, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Šedý (talk) 11:08, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportElioPrrl (talk) 11:27, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Aca (talk) 13:20, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportBruce1eetalk 14:05, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Mbrickn (talk) 16:06, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support The actual type of sorting should be configurable by a drop down menu (by page ID, by alphabet, by last modification timestamp, by anchor/section name of the incoming links (expensive for articles, cheap for redirects), and whatever other sort options could be useful, in ascending and descending order), and the default display and sort settings should be pre-configurable in the user preferences, so that you don't have to reselect them whenever you invoke WhatLinksHere. --Matthiaspaul (talk) 20:34, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support OwenBlacker (Talk) 23:02, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support TheInternetGnome (talk) 08:01, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support A1 (talk) 08:56, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sortable alphabetically, sort-order (readings/yomigana in ja.wikipedia), section name alphabetically, by creation date. Also show the total count Wotheina (talk) 15:52, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Lectrician1 (talk) 18:49, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 22:25, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support JPxG (talk) 00:48, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support HugoHelp (talk) 04:04, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support NaBUru38 (talk) 13:09, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support It would be useful to sort by page name, by the sorting by pageid is sometimes useful. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | enwiki 14:37, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 15:48, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Havang(nl) (talk) 16:07, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Bluerasberry (talk) 17:25, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Modest Genius (talk) 20:29, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support JAn Dudík (talk) 20:39, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support IOIOI (talk) 20:49, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Specifically: kaganer and MatthiasPaul and GeoffreyT2000's points on sortability. IAmChaos (talk) 21:20, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Dave Braunschweig (talk) 22:30, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Barcelona (talk) 22:31, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Trey314159 (talk) 22:35, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Alaa :)..! 08:23, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 22:37, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ~ Amory (utc) 20:47, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Uanfala (talk) 22:04, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support YBG (talk) 07:18, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support β16 - (talk) 10:45, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Rzuwig 12:19, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Pi.1415926535 (talk) 21:41, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 01:54, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support —— Eric LiuTalk 05:46, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportBilorv (talk) 11:22, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportKPFC💬 11:28, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ealdgyth (talk) 17:46, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportThanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 21:40, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Needs a drop-down list to be able to select the sort order required, would be useul to also add similar to search page. Keith D (talk) 22:15, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support--Vulp❯❯❯here! 04:23, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 06:45, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose --Ciao • Bestoernesto 17:24, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportDaxServer (t · c) 20:58, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support paul2520 (talk) 15:24, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Simeon (talk) 16:38, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportTheDJ (talkcontribs) 18:16, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ~Cybularny Speak? 20:48, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Suonii180 (talk) 19:49, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support choosing between different kinds of sorting. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    21:51, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sadads (talk) 17:58, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support choosing between different kinds of sorting. Andrei Romanenko (talk) 02:34, 10 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Nehaoua (talk) 15:57, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --evrifaessa (talk) 16:06, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support variable sorting options -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 17:53, 11 February 2022 (UTC)