The Unholy Trinity of Special:BrokenRedirects

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The Unholy Trinity of Special:BrokenRedirects

Post by muzik » February 7th, 2022, 7:40 am

https://conwaylife.com/wiki/Special:BrokenRedirects

Currently, these three pages have been listed for a while:

ConwayLife.com:About → ConwayLife.com2:About
ConwayLife.com:Help → ConwayLife.com2:Help
RLE:lobster → RLE:83p7h1v1

I've tried my hand at fixing the third one several times, however have been unsuccessful. It's without a doubt linked to it having been created before RLE was a proper namespace, and is implied to have been created with a lowercase figure directly after the comma, which becomes an impossibility for namespaces, meaning there's likely some redirect trapped in limbo as a result. (For a likely similar reason, AncientPages reports RLE:loafer as having last been edited in 2016 despite it having revisions from 2021).

Any way these can finally be purged from the list and order restored to BrokenRedirects?

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Re: The Unholy Trinity of Special:BrokenRedirects

Post by muzik » February 7th, 2022, 10:28 am

I've since moved the proper RLE:Lobster and RLE:Loafer pages out of the way in case deleting their prior positions actually works with that done.

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Re: The Unholy Trinity of Special:BrokenRedirects

Post by muzik » February 8th, 2022, 10:43 am

It should also be noted that RLE:loafer, the other RLE page in a limbo state, is also present on Special:ShortPages, Special:UncategorizedPages and Special:DeadEndPages.

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Re: The Unholy Trinity of Special:BrokenRedirects

Post by muzik » February 8th, 2022, 11:31 am

After 6 years, we have finally managed to slay this beast, and BrokenRedirects shall once more fall into its continued slumber.

Special thanks to MarkusRost over at the minecraft wiki for making this possible!

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