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Bug 3288 - Stopping Page Move Vandalism
Stopping Page Move Vandalism
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3292
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-08-28 06:39 UTC by Ryan
Modified: 2005-09-06 11:27 UTC (History)
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Description Ryan 2005-08-28 06:39:08 UTC
I noticed that pages can be moved on top of redirect 
pages. I'll describe it here, using an example that a 
former vandal used on Wikipedia. He started with the 
Neopets article (let's call it article X). He moved 
Neopets to a non-existent page (call it Y). X is now a 
redirect page. So, he was able to move Penis (Z) onto X. Y 
could be moved onto Z. This caused some problems when 
administrators were trying to revert his vandalism. It was 
as if those two articles traded places, while retaining 
their original edit history. To avoid this, I ask if there 
is any way to change the settings so that articles cannot 
be moved on redirect pages
Comment 1 ABCD 2005-08-28 07:21:00 UTC
Being alowed to move a page onto a redirect page (pointing to the page that is
being moved) w/o a history is necessary to be able to revert a move.
Comment 2 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-08-28 18:29:23 UTC
Page moves should only be possible to redirects *pointing back at them* (e.g.
those created by page moves); this appears to be a dupe of bug 3292.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3292 ***

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