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Bug 2872 - Distinguish links to redirect pages on Special:Watchlist
Distinguish links to redirect pages on Special:Watchlist
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Watchlist (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 5 votes (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: community-consensus-needed, design
Depends on:
Blocks: 166
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Reported: 2005-07-15 21:39 UTC by Netoholic
Modified: 2014-11-20 00:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Netoholic 2005-07-15 21:39:48 UTC
Redirects currently appear as normal links on the watchlist.  Could these 
be altered so that they appear in italics, or some other different way?
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-07-15 23:14:54 UTC
See also bug 759 etc.
Comment 2 Zigger 2005-07-16 16:52:25 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 759 ***
Comment 3 Zigger 2005-07-16 17:16:29 UTC
(Undoing resolution as duplicate.)

Requests for rendering of redirection links differently from other links:
* bug 759 - on watchlist edit pages
* bug 2318 - on Special:Allpages
* bug 2814 - on Special:Disambiguations
* bug 2872 (this bug) - on Special:Watchlist

and bug 890 requests that redirection links on Special:Watchlist (&
Recentchanges & Recentchangeslinked) not automatically redirect.
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-04 11:50:00 UTC
see bug 2318 comment 8 Special:Allpages should mark redirects distinctly
( http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2318#c8 )
patch from http://mail.wikipedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-cvs/2005-July/010231.html

If italic is not suitable for some writing sysmtems / fonts one could use a
special background. The "color" could be defined in MediaWiki messages or
Monobook.css or ...

yi:wiktionary will have probably more then 50% redirects doe to romanization /
transliteration and derived forms. This is why a "smart" Special:Allpages would
be required.

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-12 18:12:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> (Undoing resolution as duplicate.)
> 
> Requests for rendering of redirection links differently from other links:
> * bug 759 - on watchlist edit pages
> * bug 2318 - on Special:Allpages
> * bug 2814 - on Special:Disambiguations
> * bug 2872 (this bug) - on Special:Watchlist
> 
> and bug 890 requests that redirection links on Special:Watchlist (&
> Recentchanges & Recentchangeslinked) not automatically redirect.

see also
bug 3941 &redirect=no should mark redirects distinctly (doubl, multiple
redirects and redirects to itself)
Comment 6 Ligulem 2007-02-20 18:30:57 UTC
See also bug 8888 - on list of transcluded pages
Comment 7 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-02-02 11:42:05 UTC
Changing component to "Watchlist"
Comment 8 TeleComNasSprVen 2014-04-26 19:43:01 UTC
Is there any consensus for this change? I'd imagine some people might be irked when they see some entries on their Watchlist italicized and have no idea what that means.
Comment 9 Quim Gil 2014-04-30 06:01:18 UTC
For what is worth, WhatLinksHere adds "(redirect page)". I'm not a designer,  but I would say that you can't go too wrong using consistently the same approach. Also, the string is already available and translated.

Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/R_v_Betts_and_Ridley
Comment 10 Dan 2014-11-20 00:14:09 UTC
I don't have any objections with redirects being in italics.
But i suggest to add other distinctive elements in DOM for redirects to make it possible to create userscripts which will check automatically all redirect items to make it easier to remove at once all redirects from wathclist.

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