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Newly created pages disappear from Special:NewPages after rename and redirect removal.
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New created articles can be found in the section 'Special:NewPages'.

But when we rename a page shortly after creation, and we delete the redirect (the old pagename), the article disappears from 'Special:NewPages'

So the page stays in 'Special: NewPages' when the redirect remains. But if it's deleted, the page disappears.

I noticed on nl.wikinews.org but probably it is on all projects.

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Seba98 created this task.Aug 28 2017, 3:35 PM
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Hm, I'm not seeing this behaviour on en.wikipedia

Created page

Moved page, suppressed redirect

Could you walk us through what you did to confirm this?

The above is with a suppressed redirect (the redirect is never created, "test1" is effectively deleted)

Okay, following your exact steps, I've reproduced this

To reproduce

  1. Create a page
  2. Check Special:NewPages, page is present
  3. Move the page without suppressing the redirect
  4. Check Special:NewPages, page is present with note originally created as []
  5. Delete the redirect
  6. Check Special:NewPages, page is no longer displayed

@Seba98 Could you verify step 4 for me? Could you move the page but leave the redirect undeleted (temporarily) - does the page then display in Special:NewPages with the note originally created as []?

Entries in the recent changes are still stored under the old title after move,
at the moment deleting the old title deletes also the entries for that title, not the entries from the redirect only

see T14363 for showing the old title.