Template talk:LinkSummary

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Layout 1Edit

Just wanted to suggest a new layout for this template to make it more readable. All the same links (now everything is a plainlink) are there, and I think this is easier to read and use. It also has a different background colour so you can easily distinguish this from surrounding discussion. The hrules top and bottom are just to emphasize that this is separate from anything surrounding it. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 23:44, 16 April 2008 (UTC)



I like it, what is the effect when there are 50 LinkSummary templates on one page .. how does it affect loading time? --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 10:46, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
There should be no difference in render time between this and what we currently have. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 15:24, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
I meant the amount of html is creates, the spam report pages tend to get very long sometimes, and then a lot of html influences the loading time. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 15:26, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
If there's a difference, it's not significant, I'd say. It's inclusions and parserfunctions which make the real difference. As we don't use parserfunctions, the way to reduce load times is to reduce inclusions. Many of the other templates we use, like {{not done}}, {{added}} etc. can be substed, as there's no need for those to ever be updated. Also, those ones have small amounts of markup, so substing them doesn't make a mess. This one would make a mess if you substed though; I don't recommend that. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 22:45, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Lookin' good!
I recently added http://www.whosonmyserver.com/ to the en.wikipedia version, en:Template:LinkSummary. It's been giving me better results than domainsdb.net (which has been down recently) and onsamehost.com. 75% of the time, there's no correlation between the host IPs a domain is on and the other domains a spammer owns. Occasionally, however, the spammers will own their own servers or contract for a dedicated server. If I'm looking for sites related to venicetravelspam.com and find it's on the same IP as innsbrucktravelspam.com, greecetravelspam.com and 15 other sites with similar names, I now know what other spam to look for (and possibly blacklist).
Thanks for all yoor work on this, Mike.--A. B. (talk) 03:28, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Layout 2Edit

I have added a parameter in the template "nofloat", which removes the lines and newline formatting (giving a plain list of the links on one line. Now the numbering in e.g. User:COIBot/COIReports/2008,_Dec_14 should be continuous. However, I do seem to have a bot of problem here and there. Will tweak a bit further. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 16:20, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Have curious problem with a newline which is not in the template (as far as I can see). --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 16:43, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

"find sbl entry"Edit

Hi!
I guess, it would be more meaningful to name the link to [1] not "seth's" but "find entry" or "find sbl entry". Ok? (another small advantage would be, that I could more easily find my commments...*g*) -- seth 23:44, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Totally agree. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 09:23, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

By convention, tools are named after their creator or the filename of the source code: Luxo's tool, VVV's tool/sulutil, crossblock, etc... grep_regexp_from_url isn't so catchy, so I used seth :) But yes, I do see your point.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:35, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

merl/findexternallinksEdit

Can Merlissimo's search be added? --Jorunn 10:02, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

"Largest 20/50 wikipedias" is broken because the user account for Eagle is expired.Edit

The "largest 20/50 wikipedias" is broken because user:Eagle at toolserver is expired, see, for example, [2]. This results in wasted effort on the part of those reading Talk:Spam blacklist. Either the problem with Eagle's tool should be fixed, or the link to the tool removed from the template, and probably the link should be removed immediately, because it can easily be put back when the tool is fixed, if it is. --Abd 01:18, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

update template links and formattingEdit

I have updated the links to be relative and/or local where possible, redone the formatting, and removed dead/superfluous links. It may be time to redo the graphic that is there to assist. billinghurst sDrewth 07:23, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Use HTTPS for Google linkEdit

{{edit protected}} In Template:LinkSummary there is a Google link which should support HTTPS. Please change
http://www.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&rls=en&q={{urlencode:{{{1|}}}}}
to
//www.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&rls=en&q={{urlencode:{{{1|}}}}}
instead. Thanks. --Elegie (talk) 07:19, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Changed to https as there is no need for protocol-relativeness because Meta is always https. --Glaisher (talk) 08:44, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Backlinks - Yahoo Site Explorer is no longer in operationEdit

The template currently has a link for finding backlinks via Yahoo! Site Explorer (YSE.) In 2011, YSE discontinued operations. It would seem useful to either remove the "backlinks" search link from the template or, preferably, to have the backlinks search link use an alternative mechanism for finding backlinks. A possible alternative to YSE is Exalead Search. To do a search for backlinks to a domain via Exalead, it appears that the URL to use in the template would be https://www.exalead.com/search/web/results/?q=link%3A{{urlencode:{{{1|}}}}} (From what it appears, finding backlinks with Exalead Search works with domain names but not IP addresses.) --Elegie (talk) 06:28, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

{{edit protected}}
The "backlinks" link is currently nonfunctional. It would seem useful for now to use Exalead Search to provide the ability to search for backlinks in the case of domains. Please change http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/advsearch?p={{urlencode:{{{1|}}}}}&bwm=i&bwmf=d&bwms=p to https://www.exalead.com/search/web/results/?q=link%3A{{urlencode:{{{1|}}}}} instead. Thanks. --Elegie (talk) 07:44, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
Done. Now the gif needs to be adapted, but that is beyond me. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 11:14, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Edit request - HTTPSEdit

Please change the 4 http links to https; all 4 sites work with https. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 04:33, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Done, thanks for your report. —Sgd. Hasley 21:42, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Edit request - fix typoEdit

Please fix the typo in the link which using Google to search EN wiki:

-->[[:en:special:search/{{{1|}}}|en]] ([//www.google.com/search?num=100?h1=en&rls=en&q={{urlencode:{{{1|}}}}}+site:en.wikipedia.org G]) | <!--

That ? should be &, consistent with other Google links. --AnnAngela (talk) 13:58, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

OK. —Sgd. Hasley 19:44, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
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