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Bug 7091 - Additional custom text in "(Redirected from $1)" text
Additional custom text in "(Redirected from $1)" text
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2012
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-08-22 08:58 UTC by Lorenzo Paulatto
Modified: 2006-08-30 15:10 UTC (History)
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Description Lorenzo Paulatto 2006-08-22 08:58:18 UTC
See closed bug #7055 for previous discussion.

The idea is to improve the redirect sintax in order to allow the author to
insert a short mesage explaining *why* you have been redirected.

e.g. If "Freddy Mercury" redirects to "Queen (music)" a it could display a
message like "You have been redirected form [[Freddy Mercury]] who was Queens's
lead vocalist and frontman until his death"

Of course implementation details are up to the developers, but in order to state
things clearlier here is an pseudo-syntax that could be used:

#REDIRECT [[Queen]] You have been redirected form [[Freddy Mercury]] who was
Queens's lead vocalist and frontman until his death

But the text on the next line, or paragraph, (e.g. a [[:Category:Singer
redirects]]) won't be reported

Bye and Thanks, Lorenzo.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-22 16:37:08 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Of course implementation details are up to the developers, but in order to state
> things clearlier here is an pseudo-syntax that could be used:
> 
> #REDIRECT [[Queen]] You have been redirected form [[Freddy Mercury]] who was
> Queens's lead vocalist and frontman until his death

To begin with, make any content clearly separated from the actual redirect
notice, so the syntax would have to be

#REDIRECT [[Queen (music)]] the Queens' lead vocalist and frontman until his death

It would be nice if we could just use that, really.  It wouldn't cause *that*
much breakage, assuming categories and so on were stripped.  The only real uses
for putting anything on redirect pages other than the redirect are 1) categories
and 2) reasons for the redirect; 1 will be ditched and 2 might not be all bad.
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-30 15:10:55 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2012 ***

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