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Bug 8939 - Special talk: namespace
Special talk: namespace
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 4078
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-02-09 23:03 UTC by seahen123
Modified: 2009-06-01 16:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description seahen123 2007-02-09 23:03:11 UTC
It is sometimes necessary to discuss special pages, and it would be much easier
to do this if they had a "discussion" tab that worked the same as on normal
namespaces, and talk pages that followed the same naming scheme. This would mean
we could click a discussion tab above "Special:Export" (I'm assuming English and
Monobook) and discuss it at "Special talk:Export."

It may or may not be better to remove pseudo-sub-page parameters when generating
the link; for ones like Special:Prefixindex it probably wouldn't, but for others
it may depend on the individual wiki's needs whether they want to "Special
talk:Contributions/Willy on Wheels" or just discuss the contribution-logging
tool in general.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-02-09 23:05:55 UTC
There's an extension to do this, as I recall, which redirects the request to a
page in the project talk namespace. This would be quite difficult to implement,
otherwise, because we haven't allocated a talk namespace for "Special", and it
doesn't exist in the same manner as other namespaces.
Comment 2 seahen123 2007-02-09 23:14:18 UTC
So instead of numbering it the next number up, use the next number down (-2, if
I'm not mistaken. That might mean renumbering Media:, but Media: should be the
least disruptive to renumber.) 
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-02-10 23:21:14 UTC
In theory, the number shouldn't matter too much.  Maybe we could reserve a normal, positive 
namespace pair for special pages and special talk pages, and just not use the special-page half 
of it.  Probably slight oddities will crop up, of course, but it's a sort of obvious feature.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2007-02-10 23:26:25 UTC
What's wrong with the extension, apart from the fact that it might need to be
Comment 5 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-02-10 23:46:00 UTC
Not necessarily anything.  I didn't look at it.  :P  What's it called?
Comment 7 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-06-01 16:25:03 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4078 ***

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