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I make the little gadgets for quickly edit:

Make SidebarTranslate into a gadget[edit]

See the proposal at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive 107#Make SidebarTranslate into a gadget. equazcion 11:35, 8 Nov 2013 (UTC)

Request for gadget that does intersection of different categories[edit]

How about a feature where you can take the intersection of two categories. Let's say you had two categories:

Category:Athletes (track and field) at the 1984 Summer Olympics
Category:French sprinters

Both groups are a little too big to go through by eye, but the intersection of the two lists would suddenly give you a nice concise list of french sprinters who were at the 1984 games. It's not really worth making a categories for this but the intersection of the two categories would be really useful behavior.

Endo999 (talk) 07:42, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

incategory: "Athletes (track and field) at the 1984 Summer Olympics" incategory:French_sprintersCpiralCpiral 08:40, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, that worked. Endo999 (talk) 20:59, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

The following article shows the progress towards "category intersection". It is a desired feature but not currently implemented


Endo999 (talk) 20:55, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Note: the AutoWikiBrowser has a tool that can compare categories in this way. bd2412 T 14:03, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Searching for external links popup[edit]

Is there a gadget for easily searching for external links using Special:LinkSearch? Ideally the user would be able to hover above an external link and a navigational popup would come up and provide the number (or estimated number) of additional links. The popup should contain a link to the full Special:LinkSearch result which has been properly formatted. For example, a use case would be when removing spam because the same URLs are often spammed elsewhere, possibly by different accounts. LinkSearch would be the easiest way to find them. Having the gadget operate here would be helpful too, as it's a tedious process to manually select/copy the suspected spam URL, format it (* and submit it to LinkSearch. Thanks. Elaenia (talk) 00:17, 11 March 2016 (UTC)


For at least the past four or five years, I've been cross-wiki importing a script from the Russian Wikipedia that strikes out usernames that have been blocked. I finally bothered to copy and paste the code here: User:Keegan/MarkBlocked.js. Added it to my common.js, performs as it did before (but faster, of course). I think this could make a useful gadget. Keegan (talk) 23:01, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

I've been asked why not just keep cross-wiki importing. The answer is that cross-wiki imports can cause cookie confusion on occasion if a user has more than one account for various reasons, logging a user out. Keegan (talk) 23:10, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Support. I used this script for a while and appreciated the way it saved me time. Quiddity (talk) 23:24, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Support. Been using via User:NuclearWarfare/Mark-blocked script.js for a while. Only concerns I have is how increased ease of information on blocked users might impact wiki interactions. For example consider users that are mostly good editors that have crossed a line in a content dispute and rightly have been short term blocked for that, as a gadget such a block would be visible to a larger percentage of editors. Self-requested vacation blocks would show up as well. I slightly worry that on the average person seeing a blocked username might just assume that it means they are a vandal. I know the block log information is in the tooltip, but I can't imagine that is checked out often. Still I find it useful when I history dive articles to key in on changes to which to pay extra attention. PaleAqua (talk) 17:29, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Speculation on my part, but I think the average user probably won't be using this gadget. Usage statistics would bear that out. Keegan (talk) 06:13, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Support. Sounds like a useful gadget, especially for admins. Kaldari (talk) 17:54, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
    • I went ahead and prepared a Gadget definition for this: MediaWiki:Gadget-markblocked.js. It's based on the latest version of the Russian gadget with the Russian-specific parts removed. Kaldari (talk) 18:23, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
      •  Done Added as a gadget. Kaldari (talk) 18:17, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Reproposing DisambiguationLinks[edit]

A year ago I proposed adding a gadget that displays links to disambiguation pages in orange (so that they can be easily distinguished from other kinds of links and fixed). At the time, the proposal received one supportive comment and one negative comment (that the gadget was too simple). Personally, I think this would be a really useful gadget despite its simplicity. I use it myself on a daily basis to fix disambiguation links. I know there is another user script that also changes the colors of disambiguation links, but it does so in a way that is inefficient (requiring calls to the API), and it also changes the colors of numerous other types of links, which IMO, just makes things confusing. I would like to repropose the DisambiguationLinks gadget since there was no consensus reached last time and a year has passed since then. Kaldari (talk) 20:41, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Weak support since it's so simple. Might be worth considering changing the selector to a), too, since hatnote disambiguation links are almost always intended. {{Nihiltres |talk |edits}} 20:56, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
    • I think highlighting the hatnote links as disambiguation pages is fine. Just because they're highlighted doesn't necessarily mean they have to be changed. If nothing else, it lets people know the gadget is still working :) Kaldari (talk) 17:50, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support. I use Anomie's link classifier, which works wonders but is complicated to install. If we could achieve the same end by clicking a button in preferences, that would be great. bd2412 T 13:55, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support. I use Anomie's script, which I found needed help to install just to focus on dab links. I think this would be useful to many people, gadgets are much easier to use than js/css. Jenks24 (talk) 19:19, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
     Done Added as a gadget (since I couldn't get anyone else to close this). Kaldari (talk) 18:17, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
    Sorry I didn't get to this in time. I would have added it too, for the record :) MusikAnimal talk 23:24, 20 July 2016 (UTC)