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Fatal exception of type "MWException" when attempting to move over an existing page
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Fatal exception of type "MWException"



Reported at en:WP:VPT by @Wbm1058:

This happened when I tried to move Talk:United Kingdom general election, 2010, a talk page with archive subpages.
[XABumQpAME0AAI5Jln0AAAAD] 2018-11-29 22:56:26: Fatal exception of type "MWException"
I tried twice, and it happened again.
[XABwvwpAMFUAAHveT4AAAABS] 2018-11-29 23:05:35: Fatal exception of type "MWException"
Oh, I see. Someone moved the subpages without moving the main talk page. So I tried just moving the main talk page without moving the subpage redirects. Still got an error.
There may be more coming where this came from, given that a bot has been given permission to move election pages at hyper-speed.
FWIW. Thought I'd put it down here in case it's helpful to anyone. – wbm1058 (talk) 23:12, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

The move succeeded after I manually deleted the redirect at the target first. I wasn't able to get it to move by the usual method of checking the box. – wbm1058 (talk) 23:22, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

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