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Bug 2016 - Nonexistant Special Page error page should link to Special:Specialpages
Nonexistant Special Page error page should link to Special:Specialpages
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-04-29 05:05 UTC by M. Creidieki Crouch
Modified: 2010-05-15 14:35 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description M. Creidieki Crouch 2005-04-29 05:05:55 UTC
Currently, if a user on the en Wikipedia attempts to go to a nonexistant special
page, they get an error page reading

"
You have requested a special page that is not recognized by Wikipedia.

Return to [[Main Page]].
"

I think it would be more natural to offer to take them to a list of all valid
special pages.  I know that there's a "Special Pages" link in the lefthand
toolbox, but they're going to be looking at the Error page, and that's the
natural place to put a link.

I'd imagine something like

"
You have requested a special page that is not recognized by Wikipedia.

You may go to a [[Special:Specialpages|List of all valid Special Pages]], or
[[Main Page|Return to the Main Page]].
Comment 1 Michael Keppler 2005-04-29 05:58:35 UTC
Have some admin edit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Nospecialpagetext to
solve the problem for en Wikipedia. I agree that the default text of the message
should also be changed, therefore leaving this bug as enhancement request.
Comment 2 David Gerard 2005-04-30 23:24:39 UTC
This has been fixed by en:User:Rdsmith4 and this can be closed.
Comment 3 M. Creidieki Crouch 2005-05-01 19:28:34 UTC
I'd like to reopen this.  The page was fixed on the English Wikipedia, but I
think that these changes should be made to the default text as well.  The new
version is more helpful to users.
Comment 4 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-05-14 18:01:12 UTC
Changed it to "You have requested an invalid special page, a list of valid
special pages may be found at [[{{ns:special}}:Specialpages]]." in HEAD.

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