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Bug 4031 - not able to clear "You have new messages" when making a redirect from your talk page to another talk page
not able to clear "You have new messages" when making a redirect from your ta...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3805
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-11-19 15:14 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2005-12-03 12:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-19 15:14:02 UTC
Sorry for this.

If you have an account for your bot and you make a redirect from
user_talk:FooBot to
and somebody posts messages at user_talk:FooBot then you would not be able to
"clear" the "You have new messages" for the user:FooBot acount.

This bug might be platform dependend as I do not know how MediaWiki gets
confused by the cookies for the different accounts.

regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

P.S. Please confirm the bug.
Comment 1 T. Gries 2005-11-19 17:02:35 UTC
The flag is usually cleared when you visited the orignal (non-redirected) page
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-19 18:12:45 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> The flag is usually cleared when you visited the orignal (non-redirected) page

I know. It happens to me at
when I am logged in as
This happens with
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20051012
Build number: 20051012
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915
also when clearing the cach with CTRL-SHIFT-R
Comment 3 Rob Church 2005-11-20 00:24:03 UTC
So what is the problem?
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-20 07:13:41 UTC
You need to create two accounts at FiverAlpha User:Foo and User:FooBar.

Then use another browser - you should log in anonymosly *or* as User:Foo and
make a redirect from User_talk:FooBar to User_talk:Foo.

If you go to the browser where you are logged in as User:FooBar you can see the
problem: You can *not* get read of the "You have new messages".
Comment 5 Rob Church 2005-11-20 14:58:47 UTC
I meant, had the problem been worked around? Can you not manually go to the
redirect page with &redirect=no?
Comment 6 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-20 15:13:13 UTC
I cleared the redirect at

However the problem is still there - I pressed CTRL-SHIFT-R In Netscape.
It might be that
a) does not handle the cash correctly ( I still get "You have new messages") at
b) something else is broken at FiverAlpha
Comment 7 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-03 12:00:37 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3805 ***

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