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Bug 19175 - Confusion around deleted messages in MediaWiki namespace
Confusion around deleted messages in MediaWiki namespace
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page deletion (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: documentation
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Reported: 2009-06-12 12:16 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2013-06-18 16:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2009-06-12 12:16:32 UTC
Regarding , in
>Odd, for deleted MediaWiki:Helppage$, I can see its contents, (but not its history). Jidanni$ (talk$) 23:29, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

>    That's not the deleted content, it's the current (default) content. Deleting a system message restores the MediaWiki default settings. Algebraist 23:31, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

So for the MediaWiki Namespace, it is utterly confusing.

Either don't give the "Deleted" message, or add more explanation.
Comment 1 p858snake 2009-06-12 12:29:36 UTC
But it has been deleted so you have to show it, all default system messages can be noticed because in the mediawiki ns they show a shaded background (gray iirc) behind them.
Comment 2 Dan Jacobson 2009-06-12 12:36:43 UTC
Grey means different things to different people.
You need to say what you mean via a message.
Here apparently you need to say
"it has been killed, so the default has been restored, back alive and well".
Also grey is not visible in text browsers.
Comment 3 Krinkle 2013-01-13 00:57:45 UTC
The page is deleted, there is nothing different about that in the MediaWiki namespace.

It doesn't come back alive when you delete it.

When you view a Message page you see the value that the system will use for that message.

If no wiki page by that name exists, the system will use the value as provided by the localisation files (/language/messages/*.php files)

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