Wikipedia talk:Special:WithoutInterwiki

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Unnecessary?[edit]

This page seems a little useless for this project, as unless the relative sizes of the various Wikipedias change dramatically there are always going to be well over a million articles here without interwiki links. It's certainly not a lot of use to editors here as the thousand-page limit doesn't even get you as far as "A" Perhaps it could be disabled, to improve performance? – Gurch 18:05, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Hehe looks a lot like unwatched pages... Majorly (talk | meet) 08:52, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

This page has proved terribly useful in the Greek language version of wikipedia. It has helped to link some hundreds of articles in a few days, boosting the Project Interwiki which is underway there since last year. However, the limit on the number of pages is a big problem. Right now the limit number in Greek wikipedia is 5000 and we can see probably 60% of the articles without interwikis since the total size is around 23-24.000 pages. I believe that it is worth saving a dump with all articles without interwikis every day. Then, this will feature will be fully useful. Please revise the limit of number of articles. --FocalPoint 16:56, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Agreed, I've been having similar problem on Croatian wiki, I could also use version that lists categories. --Ivan Bajlo 19:15, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Just stumbled upon this and it seems pretty useful, though more so for other language versions than English (due to the large number of articles unlikely to have foreign-language versions). To fix the issue of the thousand-page limit, would it be possible to make it like Special:Allpages and accept a slash to start at a certain point? Rigadoun (talk) 01:16, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Limitation message[edit]

I updated MediaWiki:Withoutinterwiki-summary to say that the list is limited to 1000 pages. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 07:37, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Any news?[edit]

I wonder why nobody has dealt with this problem from the technical side. I imagine it should be possible to tweak the software and let it build this list starting a certain alphabetical letter or letters. This would be of so much help in finding articles without iw links, especially in smaller Wikipedias.--Morel (talk) 03:21, 10 March 2012 (UTC)