Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Miscellaneous/Graph showing which articles link to each other for incubator

Graph showing which articles link to each other for incubator

  • Problem: This isn’t really a problem that necessary harms users, just a suggestion for something that would help.
  • Proposed solution: For every test wiki, it will be possible to choose an article, then get a graph with arrows showing what articles the specified article links to, and what articles the linked articles link to. Probably a maximum of 3-5 jumps.
  • Who would benefit: Editors in test wikis in the incubator.
  • More comments: Will be useful to estimate how much content the test wiki has and if it uses wikilinks correctly.
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Gifnk dlm 2020 Happy New Year 🎄❄️⛄️🎇 (talk) 16:51, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  •   Comment since Special:WhatLinksHere already exits, it’s possible to use the same algorithm and creating a graph of what pages link to this page, again a maximum of 3-5 jumps. Both would be equally useful so implement the way that will be easiest to implement. -Gifnk dlm 2020 From Middle English Wikipedia 📜📖💻 (talk) 13:57, 18 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • The result will be a png image which can be uploaded to commons. -Gifnk dlm 2020 From Middle English Wikipedia 📜📖💻 (talk) 14:27, 18 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • @Gifnk dlm 2020: Some sort of visual link graph tool exists, I know because I've seen it before... alas I cannot find it! Perhaps someone else reading this proposal will know what I'm talking about; but regardless there's a good chance the tool doesn't support Incubator wikis. As you say Special:WhatLinksHere and the database tables it uses can be queried directly, so this seems perfectly feasible. However this proposal might have better chances if you ask for a link graph tool that works on any wiki, including Incubator wikis. Just a suggestion! MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 04:35, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • @MusikAnimal (WMF):, thank you very much! It will probably really be better for all wikis and not just incubator to be helpful for a wider variety of contributors. I feel like it will be useful only for Wikipedia and test Wikipedia projects and suggested it as a tool that will help incubating however if it’s useful also for other purposes I’m all for it. -Gifnk dlm 2020 From Middle English Wikipedia 📜📖💻 (talk) 07:54, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • Yes, it will help us a lot while working in incubator test wikis. :) Haoreima (talk) 07:57, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Why specifically only incubator?C933103 (talk) 15:00, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]