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What links here (Abced)[edit]

Is there any easily understandable reason why the "What links here" links are in only slightly alphabetical order? -- Picapica 19:41, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)

The links are in temporal order, the one added most recently at the bottom. Both alphabetical and temporal ordering has its uses, and IIRC when it was switched to alphabetical once there were several users asking for the old ordering. andy 20:36, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)
If I remember correctly, the temporal order was due to a bug, which was interpreted as a feature :) Dori | Talk 22:30, Jul 23, 2004 (UTC)
When the link tables are rebuilt, they are done so by going alphabetically through all the articles, so rebuilds end up with alphabetically ordered lists. However, adding a link subsequently causes it to be added to the end (unavoidable without a re-write of how the database works, AFAICT), and so occur in temporal order.
James F. (talk) 00:21, 24 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Just to say "many thanks, andy, Dori, and James F." - not only understandable answers, but supplied in alphabetical order of respondents too! -- Picapica 21:24, 29 Jul 2004 (UTC)

"What links here" Transcludable?[edit]

Is there any way to transclude the contents of "What links here" or other system pages like "My watchlist" and the like? Thanks, [[User:Brettz9|Brettz9 (talk)]] 05:00, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Piped links[edit]

This is probably more a feature request for the software, but here it is: Could there be a list similar to "What links here" that shows also how the links are displayed in the article? That could help with disambiguation problems or to detect wrong links. --Kusma (talk) 17:37, 23 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Links to the Template namespace (Wikilinks vs. Transclusions)[edit]

I notice that when you click "What links here" from a Template: page, it shows both pages that wikilink to the template, as well as pages which use (transclude) the template. Could we have options to have the page filter by normal wikilinks, transclusions, and/or namespace?

I was merging a few templates a while ago and noticed that there was no way to check for double-redirects on the leftover Template redirects because the "What links here" page showed about 99.9% transclusions by normal articles and it was almost impossible to locate any other articles actually linking to the template. --Stratadrake 14:00, 5 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]