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I've noticed that a large number of the pages listed on Wanted Pages are linked to only from old, archived discussions, many of which are ironically discussions specifically regarding the deletion of said articles. Another good portion of them are pages linked only from the Template namespace, because they have namespace-dependent links on them. Now, the templates we can fix, and possibly should, but it'd be much easier if we could find some way to make such pages be excluded from the list. Ignoring certain namespaces, such as Template, UESPWiki, User and all Talk namespaces - this would go a long way towards rectifying the problem. Also ignoring subpages would help a lot. (Sub-pages should be ignored on a lot of Special pages, Uncategorized Pages, Dead-End Pages, Orphaned Pages, etc. Some of these are pretty well useless due to being flooded with hundreds of /Author, /Description, etc. pages.) I don't know how complicated it would be to implement these suggestions, but we might want to look into it if it's at all possible. --TheRealLurlock Talk 19:55, 11 August 2008 (EDT)