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This thread was archived on 27 March 2013 by TyA.

Have you ever thought looking at each Special page to see if there were any broken redirects, wanted pages or unused images was a little too much effort? A click too many in your long and tiring day? Well, suffer no more!

I have created a script that will query the API and return the number of results of a number of special pages:

The script can be viewed [[w:c:camtest:MediaWiki:Maintenance.js|here]] and implemented [[w:c:camtest:MediaWiki:Maintenance|here]]. It will return a maximum of 100 results, as it is unlikely that may of these will stray above that in current circumstances. I can boost it to a maximum of 500 if needed. The links to the special pages make use of {{#NewWindowLink: which gives makes the link open in a new window, in a similar way to links in Special:Chat.

The page reports are cached, so they won't be updated until the cache is updated again, usually every 24 hours. There have been cases where wanted files persist due to caching errors, although these seem to be fixed for the time being. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a way around this.

I propose to add this to the top of RuneScape:Uncategorised pages, renaming the page RuneScape:Maintenance in the process. cqm 21:58, 11 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

Discussion

Support - An addition to that page would splendid. I like it all. Hair 23:13, March 11, 2013 (UTC)

Support - BOOYAH — Jr Mime (talk) 23:15, March 11, 2013 (UTC)

Support - Oh my lord this is awesome. The one caching issue is still there in WantedFiles though, with the Member star file. I messaged Wikia about it, they said they're working on it...Right. Is the current RS:UNCAT going to keep the DPL that already exists? Blaze_fire.png12.png 00:56, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

The DPL will remain. If I could replicate it with js I might try convert it, but as it stands DPL is more up-to-date, isn't cache dependant and easier to maintain. cqm 01:12, 12 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
I may be a little too hopeful here, but there wouldn't happen to be a way to just have all the Special pages have their own DPL section, would there? Blaze_fire.png12.png 04:13, March 12, 2013 (UTC)
As far as I know DPL doesn't support anything beyond the uncategorised special pages. I can take a look into displaying the results of the queries on the page, but it could have quite a dramatic loading time. Regardless, anything I could make to do that would end up being cached. I assume DPL uses some other query that doesn't get cached. cqm 10:31, 12 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
I've managed to display [[w:c:camtest:MediaWiki:Maintenance#Wanted Pages|Wanted pages]] in the same format as the special page, other wanted types should be a simple extension of that. I would imagine it's relatively simple to apply the same idea to the other pages the report requests. But, again, the wanted page links are cached. I'm trying to find something in the API that is equivalent to Special:WhatLinksHere, which is largely un-cached ignoring template transclusion, but so far haven't found anything that resembles it. cqm 14:38, 12 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

support - nice and tidy Ronan Talk 19:35, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

Is it really entirely necessary? Can it not just be an optional import? MolMan 17:47, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

no ergonomic features are necessary, but we'd be foolish to reject this Ronan Talk 19:40, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

Support - Seems useful as a tool to quickly glance at the state of Wiki maintenance. 222 talk 12:03, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Closed - The script shall be implemented. Cåm has been notified. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 16:46, March 27, 2013 (UTC)