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Wikidata error message: "Error: $1." with broken links
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"Error: $1.
The save has failed.
Warn: Links to certain pages, like the one(s) you are trying to add (eg. template documentation subpages), are not allowed in Wikidata. Please check our rules. You can contact an administrator if you think you are correct."

$1 makes no sense and the links to "our rules" and "administrators" are broken (need an additional Wikidata:). (edit: better yet, an additional d: per TTO)

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to
  2. Hit "Add links"
  3. Enter "nlwiki" as language
  4. Enter "Module:Diff/doc" as page
  5. Click button

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 10 2018, 10:19 AM
TTO added a subscriber: TTO.

I would suggest that d: could be added to the beginning of the links. This way, they should work both on Wikidata itself and other wikis. This isn't really an interwiki linking issue (well, philosophically speaking, this happened because the interwiki links system is fundamentally flawed, but that's a tale for another day).

No idea about the $1 though.

I added the interwiki project because this happens on an error message specific for interwiki linking. But if that's not right I don't mind the removal of that project from the task. T73751 may be related for the $1 but is closed.

AlexisJazz updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 10 2018, 10:36 AM