Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:35 UTC
With MediaWiki 1.5, a third field for page moves was added, the "Reason" field.
Additionally, the destination ("To new title:") field began being pre-filled
when it was not before.
The result is that people are repeatedly putting the destination name into the
Reason field, and then complaining that page moves are buggy because it gave
them a "Source and destination titles are the same" error.
On enwiki, this has resulted in the addition of a note about the possibility in
the error message. However, this is less than ideal. Prefilling the field saves
very little effort (the title is available immediately above for copy/paste),
and causes confusion.
prefilling is not so bad but old name and new name should be in the same line.
and i think it would be good to swap field 2 and 3. so we get:
Move '''old name''' to |<oldname>|
[x] move discussion
Reason: |put in reason|
(In reply to comment #1)
> and i think it would be good to swap field 2 and 3. so we get:
> Move '''old name''' to |<oldname>|
> [x] move discussion
> Reason: |put in reason|
Having both of them on the same line would not be good for inflicted languages
since that would put "old name" in the accusative case (AFAIKT) which would make
the whole thing sound ackward.
Created attachment 861 [details]
patch to remove pre-filling on new title box.
Here's a patch to fix this on the latest 1.6 cvs copy, but it's so incredibly
trivial that it shouldn't be a problem to insert it in 1.5...
Form was rearranged to make mistakes less likely; if necessary further
changes can be made. The prefill is useful, and will not be removed.