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Cannot access user contributions of user without user page on mobile by following a red link on a talk page
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This is a follow-up to T197581: Cannot access user contributions of user without user page on mobile. While it is now possible to reach a user's page from the mobile diff, it is still not possible to do so from article or talk namespaces:

  • Here it is not possible to reach the user page of the user Filzstift (e.g. to check their past contributions or leave them a talk page message)
  • On this talk page there are multiple red links to user pages (IP or registered), all of which cannot be followed.

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@alexhollender I wonder if we could add a link to this drawer e.g. 'View page"

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@Cirdan would such a link address this issue for you?

The problem here is that the user page is useful even if it is a red link (it has useful links at the top).

Alternatively, we could look to update our redlink code to treat user page links differently

@Cirdan would such a link address this issue for you?

Yes, that sounds like a good solution.

I'm trying to understand the difference between this ticket and T201339. Is the problem in both cases caused by users not having user pages?

In T201339 @Cirdan mentioned:

In general, one rarely wants to create a userpage for another user anyway (this is usually against community etiquette), but quite often would like to check their contributions, e.g. to find out what exactly the problem is they ask about or how long an editor has been active. Therefore it might be worth considering to not ever open an editor when someone follows a link to a user page.

If that is the case can we navigate directly to the userpage (which will allow them to then navigate to Talk or Contribs) rather than the editor?

I think this is a duplicate and have copied over @Cirdan's concerns to T201339 - the root problem of this is the same so we should not think about them in isolation.

(Nevermind, I had forgotten that I had opened the very same report before.)