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Bug 7177 - Remove Special:Undelete
Remove Special:Undelete
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-08-30 18:22 UTC by Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung]
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
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Description Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2006-08-30 18:22:56 UTC
I don't know when this has happened, but apparently [[Special:Undelete]]
specialpage doesn't do anything anymore. The contents now are "See the deletion
log for recently deleted pages." which is next to useless. I recommend nuking
the whole special page from the software. I presume its functionality has been
removed since, I suppose, no one used this (it's decidedly easier and more
intuitive to undelete a page by going to in and clicking links there).
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-08-30 19:05:45 UTC
That's one hell of an assumption, and it's wrong. Very, very wrong.
Comment 2 Aaron Schulz 2006-08-30 19:16:36 UTC
There is a way to get it to stop showing on the Special pages list, just like I
got CheckUser to show on mine. 

However Special:Undelete uses a target, as in the page being deleted/restored,
it does not work without a target. Deleting the whole page would just kill all
deletion ability.

You may want to examine the trunk, and learn some PHP, before calling this tool
Comment 3 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2006-08-30 19:36:29 UTC
Just for the record, I was referring to the page Special:Undelete, without any
parameters. I know well that this is a useful tool but what I find useless is
the text that is being displayed when no parameter is supplied. Also, it'd
remove it from Specialpages list, as well. What would be the perfect solution is
the following: display an error that the page needs to take a parameter, just
like Special:Contributions does.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-08-30 20:58:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)

Special:Undelete is not crippled in this manner for smaller wikis. Consider the
performance implication of listing each page that was ever deleted for the
English Wikipedia; that alone should explain why it appears "useless" on
Wikimedia sites.
Comment 5 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2006-08-30 21:03:57 UTC
At least change the message where applicable.

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