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Bug 1623 - Missing article
Missing article
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Interwiki links (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Vole
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-03-03 05:09 UTC by Don Newman
Modified: 2005-03-03 14:45 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments

Description Don Newman 2005-03-03 05:09:27 UTC
bad link
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-03-03 14:13:23 UTC
Please try in future to include a better description in bug reports. "Meadow
Vole" is not a summary of the bug, and "bad link" gives very little information
about what it is you think needs fixing.

Looking at the page in question, my *guess* is that you visited the page while
it was vandalised by replacing it with a redirect to a hideously mangled page on
a different language Wikipedia. [See
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Meadow_Vole&action=history and
http://aa.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Meadow_Vole&action=history.]

This doesn't, as far as I know, consitute or reveal any bugs in the software or
configuration, it's just somebody being very bored and/or very socially inept.

If I've misdiagnosed the issue, please reopen the bug with a better description.
Comment 2 Zigger 2005-03-03 14:45:02 UTC
For the record, after this obscure report was made and before Comment #1,
the page showed (in anonymous mode) the message Mediawiki:Missingarticle,
which is different from the standard Mediawiki:Noarticletext message
shown for a fabricated article title such as Thisisnotanarticle.

Logging-in showed the real reverted page.

Using an &action=purge URL seemed to fix the problem.

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