Last modified: 2005-09-06 11:27:22 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
Bug 3288 - Stopping Page Move Vandalism
Stopping Page Move Vandalism
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3292
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal major (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2005-08-28 06:39 UTC by Ryan
Modified: 2005-09-06 11:27 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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 ***

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.