Unsuccessful move attempts trigger VisualEditor
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Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Don't have sysop rights on English Wikipedia.
  2. Set your default editor to VisualEditor.
  3. Try to move a page to a title that you're not allowed to (e.g. Radio Man -> Radioman on English Wikipedia).

Actual results:
VisualEditor loads on Special:MovePage with the contents of the article. (See screenshot.)

Expected results:
You just get an error message and no VisualEditor stuff.

kaldari created this task.Sep 15 2017, 10:25 PM
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Deskana triaged this task as Normal priority.Sep 19 2017, 6:41 PM
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That's weird.

How can you try to move a page that is move protected?

How can you try to move a page that is move protected?

Actually, it looks like the issue isn't when a page is move protected, but when the page can't be moved for some other reason, like a page of that name already exists, or the new title is invalid.

kaldari updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 9 2017, 11:47 PM