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Bug 3747 - Avoiding double redirects
Avoiding double redirects
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-19 16:12 UTC by Tyler Riddle
Modified: 2006-01-14 07:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Tyler Riddle 2005-10-19 16:12:34 UTC

I've been running double redirect cleanup projects for the past while; it has become apparent that double redirects are 
a systemic problem: in between this current dump and the last dump over 7,800 double redirects showed up in the 
Wikipedia. This problem really should not be ignored anymore. To get the ball rolling I've started a study of this 
problem at - it might offer some 
place to start thinking about the problem. 

It could be argued that double redirects should just be solved with a bot instead of having humans perform the 
cleanup duties - while this is possible it is definitely not a good solution, especially since double redirects can be so 

Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-10-19 16:14:19 UTC
How does this relate to MediaWiki?
Comment 2 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-10-19 21:40:26 UTC
I think the request is specifically asking for general views on what to do about
them ;) 

More seriously, the suggestion at the linked wiki page is for the software to
proactively prevent users from creating double redirects in the first place. I'm
going to leave some comments on that page.
Comment 3 Omegatron 2006-01-12 07:27:26 UTC
Why are double redirects created in the first place?  Why do we have to manually
check for them?  When a page is moved, the pages that redirect to it should be
changed, too.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-01-12 13:52:32 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> When a page is moved, the pages that redirect to it should be changed, too.

File a separate feature request for this.
Comment 5 Zigger 2006-01-14 07:07:45 UTC
Resolving as INVALID until this request is for something specific.

See also [[Wikipedia talk:Special:DoubleRedirects]].

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