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Back reference in Wikipedia

Say an entry A has a cross-reference pointing to entry B. Is there any chance that given entry B, we can know it is referred by entry A (any probably other entries)?
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Is there a tool to show all images for all Wikipedia pages in a specific category?

For example, let's say I want to see a list of all wikipedia pages in the category trees with the first image list in each article. Is there any tool out there right now to do this? It seems like ...
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Is there an API for querying the size of a Wikipedia article, given its title?

I'm writing a browser extension that attaches the wikipedia article length next to movie titles on lists from imdb.com. Hopefully, longer articles indicate better movies. Getting the length in words ...
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default wikipedia.org gadget settings

Wikipedia.org only has a toggle for "Restore all default settings (in all sections)" meaning not just gadgets. Equivalent of killing my full account settings to tie my tie exactly. I know technology ...
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Can I request a translation for a wikipedia page into a non-english language?

Let's say I find a rather useful page that exists in English and other languages but not in mine (French). If I don't want or can't do the translation myself, is there any way I can request a ...
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Is it possible to upload CC-BY-SA licensed works on YouTube?

Is it actually possible? Has it been possible in the past? Did this option ever get discussed? Did google ever talk about it? If not possible, one can't actually upload (or repost) a CC-BY-SA video ...
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Is there a way to track Wikipedia pages one has read already?

I read a lot of random Wikipedia articles for fun/help with schoolwork, but sometimes I feel like going back to articles I had read before to get a mental refresher. Other than just saving wiki ...
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What's the best way to query Wiktionary phonetic spellings with regular expressions?

I'd really like to search for multi syllabic rhymes. I'm assuming most rhyming engines use phonetic spellings from dictionaries and I'm also assuming Wiktionary would be the best open source place to ...
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Transclude a page from another language or another project

In Wikipedia, to copy the content of another page (called "transclusion"), you just need to add {{:SourcePageName}} in the destination page. Is it possible to transclude a page from: Another ...
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How can one link to a specific portion of Wikipedia article?

I wish to link to a specific portion of a Wikipedia article. For example in this article about Mahatma Gandhi, I wish to create a link such that clicking on the link takes the user directly to the ...
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What is the easiest way to fix multiple dead links a article Wikipedia?

As I've started editing Wikipedia I've noticed that some older articles will have many dead links with no archived url attached. What is the best way to handle this besides manually finding the ...
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Is there a tool to clean up Wikipedia articles where there are duplicate references?

Sometimes when editing Wikipedia I find an article where references have been duplicated. Is there a tool that makes it easy to merge all those references to the same url into just one reference? ...
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Need help understanding project codes in Wikimedia pagecounts dumps (hourly num visits per page)

I need this understanding for legally scaping Wikipedia/Wikimedia from their so-called pagecounts dumps. While I am writing software, this is not a programming question. It is a question about the ...
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How can I find the pageview count of all articles in a Wikipedia category?

I'm trying to find the most popular pages in the logos requested category and add them.
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How can I modify categories on a Wikipedia Talk page?

I was looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_requested_logos and noticed one article already had the logo. So I tried to remove the category from the talk page but couldn't figure ...
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How to disable a shortcut of the Wikipedia?

I use a shortcut for quick searching for the selected text on webpages by the search engine. However, when I invoke the shortcut at a page of Wikipedia, I find my shortcut is conflicting with the ...
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How to get All Wikipedia pages links in ONE List?

I'm trying to find a list with Links to All Wikipedia pages. I found several ways to search, for example Hear, but it isn't all, here I need to enter some parameters. I need a list with links to all ...
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How to protect this Wikipedia page of Taxation in Finland?

I am trying to protect the english wikipedia page about Taxation in Finland. There is the author Watti Renew who tries to delete the table about Finnish income tax of the highest income classes by ...
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How can I know how many people have their own page on Wikipedia?

I want to know how many people have been famous (=have their own Wikipedia page) since the beginning of time. Is there a way I can see all the articles of the same category? Maybe querying the entire ...
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How do I find all fantasy novels that have won The Otherwise Award?

I've used wikipedia 3.4 Searching for pages in categories to search within Category:James Tiptree Jr. Award-winning works - Wikipedia and also added the keyword fantasy. However this brings up some ...
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How to check why a fair use image was removed from Wikipedia?

I visited a Wikipedia page about cartoons created by the Chinese government, whose image I feel would fall under fair use. Going through the article history, I see that there was a link to an image ...
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Disable Wikipedia's link preview when not logged in

I'd like to disable Wikipedia's article previews that are shown when hovering over a link: I know I can disable those when being logged in but most of the time I'm using Wikipedia without being ...
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How do I update Wikipedia citations for pages which are no longer available?

The Wikipedia page for User Account Control includes the following citation. Bott, Ed (2007-02-02). "What triggers User Account Control prompts?". Currently this citation leads to a 404 error, ...
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Meaning of the color highlighting in personal Wikipedia articles

In the articles about people I noticed that some names have different highlighting. Googling give me a lot of nonsense Wiki articles about colors. What does the color mean around names?
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Wikipedia API - get random page(s) using rest api

I try to get a random page in Wikipedia using their rest api. I do as suggested in https://stackoverflow.com/a/56518662 : curl -X GET "https://en.wikipedia.org/api/rest_v1/page/random/summary" but ...
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How to add a Wikipedia article to my “Reading List”?

On the Android app for Wikipedia, when viewing an article, there's an option to "Add to Reading List". Is this feature available in the web version of Wikipedia? I haven't been able to find it.
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Shift heading levels

When editing Wikipedia, I want to turn several sections into subsections in order to group them into one section. So within them, I have to turn section headings into subsection headings, but also ...
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Is there a way a normal user can view very old Wikipedia articles?

There is a deleted Wikipedia article I'm trying to see. It's not on the Wayback Machine or archive.is, and it was deleted 2006, before Deletionpedia started, so I can't find it there. Is there any ...
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disable/change access keys for wikipedia

As I stumbled upon an add-on to control the Spotify web player from a keyboard, I noticed that sites like Wikipedia are using so-called access keys to up/downgrade users experience. That is alright ...
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How to delete my Wikimedia/Wikipedia account?

With the General Data Protection Regulation, deleting own's account becomes a right that some might choose to exercise one day. In that context, how should someone proceed to delete their Wikimedia ...
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Is there a way to download a list of all Wikipedia categories?

Is there a way to download a list of all Wikipedia categories?
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How to download the audio files on Wikipedia pages?

Sometimes a Wikipedia page contains audio files that I would like to download and save, for example, the individual pronunciations in the IPA chart for consonants. However, I wasn't able to find any ...
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Is it possible to have a feed of “today's featured article” from Wikipedia in an RSS reader?

I'd like to add an RSS feed of "today's featured article" and possibly "in the news" to my RSS reader. Is this possible?
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What are the different “classes” for Wikipedia biography articles and what do they mean?

Note, this is my first time on this stack exchange, I did look at other questions here to see if mine would be appropriate, and based on the other questions in the "wikipedia" tag I decided to ask it ...
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Automatically generating references in Wikipedia articles

Are there any tools that can automatically generate properly formatted citations (from bare URLs?) Bare links on Wikipedia are supposed to be replaced with properly citations. Are there any tools or ...
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How do add an IPA transcription with the vowel sound /ɜː/ without it becoming /ɜːr/

I'm adding an IPA transcription of a city with an odd pronunciation that foreigners (but still English speakers) hardly every get right. ({{IPAc-en|'|k|r|æ|n|,|b|ɜː|n}}) becomes /ˈkrænˌbɜːrn/ ...
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Force Wikipedia to always work in mobile version on desktop PC

I pretty much like and enjoy Wikipedia in mobile version, when browsing it on desktop PC, both for reading and editing the articles. Mostly for cleanness of the interface. Is there any way to force ...
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Wikipedia article's semi-protection has expired, but it is still semi-protected

I thought the semi-protection status expires automatically, but I guess this is not so. Who is responsible for enforcing that an article whose expiration date has passed for semi-protection is in ...
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Is it possible to search MediaWiki sites using regular expressions?

I'd like to search for phrases using regular expressions on sites such as Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Is it possible to do this? Example regex search query: (facebook|google) (corporate history|...
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How do I preview a template?

I wish to edit a template that is frequently used. How do I preview it so I don't have to publish in order to view the results?
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Why is it that templates on Wikipedia becomes “Template:I”?

On this wiktionary page: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:HSK_list_of_Mandarin_words/Advanced_Mandarin#y There are template usage that renders as Template:I instead of the template usage, e.g. ...
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Changing the aspect ratio of an image in Wikipedia

How can one change the aspect ratio of a Wikipedia image? For example, in the International Code of Signals, an example of the 'Whiskey' flag (referring to the letter W) is saved with an aspect ratio ...
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RSS feed for Wikipedia's The Signpost?

Since June this year, the RSS feed I was using to get notified about new issues of The Signpost is not updated anymore. I have been searching for alternative RSS feeds but can't find any. Converting ...
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How to use FIST? (Free Image Search Tool, by Wikimedia)

FIST (Free Image Search Tool) seems to be a powerful tool to find freely usable images to illustrate Wikipedia/etc articles. The tool is recommended by Wikipedia. Unfortunately, I most often get 0 ...
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Can I be forced to keep my Wikipedia account?

I have an account on the Scratch Wiki but I have been informed by the site that I am not allowed to delete this. I have had several messages informing me that I am not allowed to delete the data that ...
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How to make Simplified Chinese preferences on Wikipedia stick?

Chinese Wikipedia (维基百科) has the ability to convert its articles from Traditional to Simplified Chinese through a dropdown menu on its top left corner. This is great because although I can read both ...
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How can I add an article for a new language in Wikipedia?

I read an article on Wikipedia and want to translate and edit it into my language. How can I do this?
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Why does Wikipedia capitalize usernames?

From their page about username policies: Wikipedia usernames are case sensitive, but the first letter is always automatically capitalized. But I've also noticed that, even though I always login by ...
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Special/New pages. I cannot see my uploads

I've tried to apply this recipe: Getting the RSS feed for Wikipedia articles I've created to see the files I've uploaded recently on Commons (e.g: this file ). But I cannot see any log in: http://...
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How do I search a Wikimedia web site for ALL keywords

I have a Wikimedia site that I want to search for both keywords that I type into the search box. When I go to the wikipedia.org site and look at the help it says that I can precede words with a + ...