Help:Special pages

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As with many other wikis, WiKirby has a number of special pages which can be used to locate articles and other pages categorized by various parameters. Using these pages will allow editors to more easily perform certain maintenance tasks, such as fixing double redirects, finding pages with no internal links leading to them, and finding unused files, among other things. This page will briefly go over each special page accessible from the special pages index as appropriate. There are some pages which can be seen only by Admins+, which will not be listed here:

(for an unannotated version of this list, see this page instead)

List of pages

Maintenance reports

  • Broken redirects - This page shows the user every redirect page which links to an uncreated (or deleted) page. Generally, there should be no results in this report, and those which show up ought to be corrected by creating the page being linked to, or changing the redirect.
  • Dead-end pages - This page shows which articles on the wiki do not link to other articles. This can be corrected by inserting at least one internal link into the pages listed. Again, there should be no results in this report.
  • Double redirects - This page shows all redirects which point to other redirects. These can be fixed by pointing the offending redirects to a proper article. Again, there should be no results in this report.
  • Long pages - This page lists every page on the wiki from longest to shortest, where long is defined by the size of the page in bytes. This can be useful to find pages which might benefit from being shortened in accordance with the long page policy.
  • Oldest pages - This page lists each page on the wiki based on how long they have gone without being edited. The top pages on this list should be checked to see if any information needs to be updated.
  • Orphaned pages - This page lists every article on the wiki which is not linked to by other articles. This list does not include redirects. Ideally, the only pages in this list should be disambiguation pages.
  • Pages with the fewest revisions - This page lists every page on the wiki starting with those with the fewest revisions (or shortest history pages). The top items on this list that are not redirects should be checked to see if any mistakes were left behind.
  • Pages without language links - These are pages which do not link to other-language wikis. Given that WiKirby has no other-language equivalents, there are no pages that do. This may change in future.
  • Protected pages - These are pages which have had protections applied to them by Admins+. Usually these pages are archive pages or pages relating to the site itself.
  • Protected titles - These are uncreated pages which have protections set against users creating them. As such, pages on this list will forever remain red links unless the protection is removed.
  • Short pages - This page lists each page on the wiki from shortest to longest, opposite to the Long pages list. Articles at the top of this list that are not disambiguation pages may be stubs which could use more information.
  • Uncategorized categories - This page lists any category pages which do not belong to a category. Ideally this list should be empty. To fix an entry on this list, the editor may add a category to the page in question.
  • Uncategorized files - This page lists any files which do not belong to a category. Ideally this list should be empty. To fix an entry on this list, the editor may add a category to the file in question.
  • Uncategorized pages - This page lists any articles which do not belong to a category. Ideally this list should be empty. To fix an entry on this list, the editor may add a category to the page in question.
  • Uncategorized templates - This page lists any templates which do not belong to a category. Ideally this list should be empty. To fix an entry on this list, the editor may add a category to the template in question.
  • Unused categories - This page lists any created category pages which are empty. Ideally there should be very few pages listed here, though some - like the To be deleted category page - are ideally empty.
  • Unused files - This page lists any files that are not being used in pages. Ideally this list should be as small as possible.
  • Unused templates - This page lists any templates that are not being used in pages. Ideally this list should be as small as possible.
  • Unwatched pages - This page shows the user all pages that he/she is not presently watching. This list will vary for each user.
  • Wanted categories - This page shows all uncreated category pages that are called by pages ordered by number of pages which link to them. Ideally this list should be empty, and entries can be fixed either by creating the category or redefining the link to an existing page.
  • Wanted files - This page shows all uncreated file pages that are called by pages ordered by number of pages which link to them. Ideally this list should be empty, and entries can be fixed either by uploading the file to the specified name or removing the file link in the page calling it.
  • Wanted pages - This page shows all uncreated articles that are called by pages ordered by number of pages which link to them. Ideally this list should be small, and entries can be fixed either by creating the page in question or removing all links to it in pages.
  • Wanted templates - This page shows all uncreated templates that are called by pages ordered by number of pages which link to them. Ideally this list should be empty, and entries can be fixed either by creating the template in question or removing all links to it in pages.

Lists of pages

  • All pages - This page lists off every page on the wiki in alphabetical order. It can be adjusted to show only pages in certain namespaces.
  • All pages with prefix - This page specifically allows the user to find pages in specific namespaces.
  • Categories - This page lists off all created category pages on the wiki in alphabetical order.
  • List of redirects - This page lists every redirect page on the wiki in alphabetical order.
  • Pages with a page property - This page list all pages on the wiki which contain special page properties in their coding.
  • Search - This page allows a user to search for a specific page or file, similar to the search box on the sidebar.
  • Tracking categories - This page lists every default tracking category that comes with most wikis, and is applied automatically to pages based on certain factors.

Login / create account

  • Create account - This page allows the user to create an account on WiKirby if he/she does not already have one.
  • Log in - This page allows a user to log in to an existing WiKirby account.

Users and rights

  • Active users list - This page lists all registered users who have performed a recordable action on the wiki in the last 30 days.
  • Admin links - This page contains some useful links for Administrators to make use of. Naturally, several of these actions are not available to most users.
  • Autoblocks - This page logs any blocks which were issued automatically by the wiki's abuse filter.
  • Blocked users - This page logs all users which have been blocked in chronological order.
  • Bot passwords - This page allows the creation and use of bot passwords. This is not something any normal users need to concern themselves with.
  • Change credentials - This page allows users to change their account password.
  • Change or remove email address - This page allows users to change or remove the email address associated with their WiKirby accounts.
  • Grants - This page displays a list of specific grants which are associated with various group rights (a.k.a. Ranks).
  • Password policies - This page specifies password policies for specific user groups.
  • Remove credentials - This page allows users to remove temporary passwords associated with their accounts.
  • Reset password - This page allows users to reset their account password.
  • Reset tokens - This page allows users to reset tokens associated with their user accounts, in order to protect them from illicit viewers of account data.
  • User contributions - This page allows users to see how many contributions a specified user has made to WiKirby, and includes several parameters for specific types of contributions and specific date ranges.
  • User group rights - This page allows users to see a technical list of all group rights (a.k.a. Ranks) on WiKirby.
  • User list - This page displays a list of all registered users on WiKirby in alphabetical order. A few other sorting options are also available.
  • User rights - This page allows users to see a specific user's rights. This is the page that Admins+ use to change the rights of users on the wiki.
  • the unknown reader's Preferences - This page allows the user to change specific wiki preferences to cater to their preferred format. Options including changing preferred language format, signature, wiki skin, and more.

Recent changes and logs

  • Abuse log - This page allows users to check the abuse filter logs. Normal users do not need to concern themselves with this.
  • Gallery of new files - This page displays all of the newest files uploaded to WiKirby. Filters are present to change the gallery as appropriate.
  • Log - This page allows the user to view all public logs for the wiki. Filters are present to specify further.
  • New pages - This page lists all of the newest pages added to WiKirby. Filters are present to specify further.
  • Recent changes - This page lists all of the newest changes made to the wiki. Filters are present to specify further.
  • Related changes - This page allows users to see all changes associated with pages that link to or from a specific page specified.
  • Valid change tags - This page displays all valid change tags which are applied to revisions under certain circumstances.
  • Watchlist - This page displays all pages that the user is currently watching.

Media reports and uploads

  • File list - This page displays all uploaded files on the wiki, with filters to narrow down searches.
  • List of files with duplicates - This page displays all files which are exact duplicates of each-other on the wiki. Ideally, this list should be empty.
  • MIME search - This page allows users to search for files based on their MIME type. (.jpg, .png, .ogg, etc.)
  • Media statistics - This page displays the numbers of files uploaded to the wiki separated into MIME type.
  • Search for duplicate files - This page allows users to see if a specified file has a duplicate on the wiki.

Data and tools

  • API Sandbox - This page allows users to experiment with MediaWiki web service API. This is not something regular users need to concern themselves with.
  • Abuse filter configuration - This page allows Admins+ and Tech Support to adjust the abuse filter as needed.
  • Book sources - This page allows the user to search for book sources by ISBN. This really does not apply to WiKirby, and will not yield anything useful here.
  • Expand templates - This page allows users to take a given page and display a version of it with all used templates expanded. This is usually only useful for the sake of curiosity.
  • Statistics - This page displays basic statistics for WiKirby, including article count, number of edits, and number of users in each rank.
  • System messages - This page displays system messages used in the MediaWiki namespace. Normal users do not need to worry about this.
  • Version - This page displays details of the current version of the wiki software and its widgets.
  • View interwiki data - This page shows all of the currently active interwiki links that WiKirby uses.

Redirecting special pages

  • Differences - This page allows users to compare differences between revisions of a specific page by entering the revision I.D.
  • External links search - This page allows users to search the wiki for specific links to other websites in pages.
  • Permanent link - This page allows users to link to a specific revision by typing its I.D.
  • Random page - Clicking this link takes the user to a random page on the wiki. This page will be an article, file, or disambiguation page.
  • Random page in category - This page allows users to access a random page from a specified category. This will not work if the category entered does not exist.
  • Random redirect - Clicking this link takes the user to a random redirect page without automatically following the redirect.
  • Random root page - Clicking this link takes the user to a random page on the wiki. This page will be an article or disambiguation page, and does not include files or sub-pages.
  • Redirect by file, user, page, revision, or log ID - This page allows users to redirect to a page based on an entered parameter.

High use pages

Page tools

  • Cite This Page - This page allows users to generate a citation for a page specified, for use when citing the page outside of WiKirby.
  • Compare pages - This page allows users to directly compare the content of two different pages and/or two different revisions of pages.
  • Export pages - This page allows users to export specified pages to other wikis. This is usually not necessary unless pages are being transferred to a different domain.
  • What links here - This page allows the user to see all of the pages that link to the specified page. Pages which have no such links are considered orphaned.

Other special pages

  • Edit count - This page allows the user to see how many edits another user has made to the wiki.
  • Who's online - This page allows the user to see what other users have recently operated on the wiki.