Template talk:xkcd

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Removing added category[edit]

Using this template adds a category to the page called "Links to xkcd #". The template also adds a category called "Links to xkcd.com". Seems to me that there's a bit of redundancy there. Personally, I think a category telling us that the page links to a certain comic is rather unnecessary. It would cause major category spam on pages listing a large number of links to different xkcd articles. As well, I can't really think of any practical use for the category. The "Links to xkcd.com" category could have potential use when combined with AWB, but having both makes it completely redundant. At any rate, I propose we remove the "Links to xkcd #" category from the template. Omega TalkContribs 09:28, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

I think in both cases we can simply use Mediawiki's Special:LinkSearch, e.g. Special:LinkSearch/xkcd.com --Waldir (talk) 12:03, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
I put them in, and if there are better tools for tracking references to, say, xkcd.com, then by all means, let's leverage those instead. I'll take out the numbered category, and we can see how it goes... -- IronyChef (talk) 13:38, 9 August 2012 (UTC)