Iron Chariots Wiki:Special pages

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Special pages are pages that can't be directly edited by users; their content is instead generated by the MediaWiki software automatically, sometimes in real-time, sometimes based on cached information. Most special pages provide lists of pages that match specific criteria, such as articles with no categories or those having no incoming links to them. Others list other things, such as registered users. Some are page-specific, such as "what links here".

Below is a list of the special pages in use on this wiki and brief descriptions of what they're used for. For more in-depth information, see WikimediaMeta:Help:Special page.


Special pages for all users

These pages should be visible for everyone at Special:Specialpages.


These special pages are primarily used for searching.

General searching and browsing

Search — Special:Search
Allows keyword searching in any namespace or combination of namespaces (chosen by checkboxes).
When wiki-linking to this special page, the results match those of a keyword search using the "search box" and the "Go" button; see Iron Chariots Wiki:Searching for more details.
Examples: [[Special:Search/bible]], [[Special:Search/video]]
All pages — Special:Allpages
Alphabetical listing of all pages in a specified namespace (chosen by drop-down menu), including redirects, which are shown in black.
Unfortunately, when wiki-linking to this page a namespace cannot be specified (it defaults to the main article namespace), but a starting point can be given after a forward slash in the link.
Example: [[Special:Allpages/bi]] (shows all articles from "Bi..." onward)
All pages with prefix — Special:Prefixindex
Very similar to "Allpages", described above: Alphabetical list of every page in a specified namespace (chosen by drop-down menu) whose title begins with a given string of characters ("prefix"); also includes redirects (shown in black).
When linking to this special page the main article namespace is used; the "prefix" string is given after a forward slash at the end of the link.
Example: [[Special:Prefixindex/bi]] (shows only the "Bi..." articles)
Categories — Special:Categories
Alphabetical list of categories actually in use on the wiki, including those for which pages have not been created yet (i.e., "missing categories"). Alternatives to this list include searching the Category namespace using "Allpages" or "Prefixindex" (doesn't include missing categories), or browsing the category structure starting at the top (doesn't include categories that have not been themselves categorized).
Random page — Special:Randompage
Brings up a randomly chosen page in the main namespace (by default).
Can be made to work with other namespaces by appending the namespace prefix after a forward slash at the end of the link.
Example: [[Special:Randompage/Template]]

Specialized searching

Book sources — Special:Booksources
Pages linking to disambiguation pages — Special:Disambiguations
List of redirects — Special:Listredirects
MIME search — Special:MIMEsearch
User list — Special:Listusers


Checking for vandalism and other bad edits

Pages with the most revisions — Special:Mostrevisions
Articles that have been edited the most.
Gallery of new files — Special:Newimages
New pages — Special:Newpages
Recent changes — Special:Recentchanges

Wiki errors in need of fixing

Broken redirects — Special:Brokenredirects
Dead-end pages — Special:Deadendpages
Double redirects — Special:Doubleredirects
Orphaned pages — Special:Lonelypages
Uncategorized categories — Special:Uncategorizedcategories
Uncategorized pages — Special:Uncategorizedpages
Unused categories — Special:Unusedcategories
Unused files — Special:Unusedimages
Wanted categories — Special:Wantedcategories
Wanted pages — Special:Wantedpages

General cleanup

Pages with the most categories — Special:Mostcategories
Articles containing the most [[Category:]] links.
Short pages — Special:Shortpages
Long pages — Special:Longpages
Most linked-to categories — Special:Mostlinkedcategories
Most linked-to files — Special:Mostimages
Most linked-to pages — Special:Mostlinked
Oldest pages — Special:Ancientpages
Popular pages — Special:Popularpages

Administrative information and tasks

Export pages — Special:Export
Blocked users — Special:Ipblocklist
Logs — Special:Log
Statistics — Special:Statistics
System messages — Special:Allmessages
Upload file — Special:Upload
Version — Special:Version

User tasks

Log in / create account — Special:Userlogin
My watchlist — Special:Watchlist
Preferences — Special:Preferences

(more info to come...)

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