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11:44, 21 June 2019 Ognarb (talk | contribs)

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(Reply to Interwiki links good or bad? also interwiki bug links broken.)
00:28, 21 June 2019 Skierpage3 (talk | contribs)

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Toolbox#Add_a_Link says "There are three kinds of links", but there is another kind in MediaWiki, an Interwiki link to another web site. E.g. [[techbase:Toolbox]] produces techbase:Toolbox. Interwiki links don't show up as external, don't trigger external link spam prevention measures (for better or worse...), and can hide details of the other web site's syntax. If you look at the UserBase's interwiki list /api.php?action=query&meta=siteinfo&siprop=interwikimap you can see it has entries for techbase, userbase, and English Wikipedia, plus a bunch of old outdated wikis (DrumCorpsWiki ??!).

Interwiki linking is nifty, but I don't know if people want to promote this. Just pasting in a URL is simpler.

UserBase also has an empty interwiki link for bugs (e.g. [[bugs:408967]] produces bugs:408967), and a garbled interwiki link for bug with a bad URL and a bogus language setting ([[bug:408967]] produces). This may not matter or be intentional since the recommended way on UserBase to link to bugs is to use the {{bug|NNNN}} template, but these bad interwiki links should either be fixed or removed from the interwiki table along with all the other cruft. I think the administration of the interwiki map is up to someone with database access on the server since this wiki isn't using the Interwiki extension; should I file a bug for this sort of system admin task?

00:28, 21 June 2019

Hello,

I didn't know about the Interwiki, this looks neat. It's probably not worth to update all community/techbase/wikipedia/... links, but for new links it can be nice to have.

Could you fill a system admin task at https://sysadmin.kde.org/tickets/, for either adding some new interwiki links (e.g ArchLinux wiki, bugs.kde.org, phabricator.kde.org, invent.kde.org, wikidata.org ...) or adding the extension.

Carl

11:44, 21 June 2019