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Edit conflicts when a page is moved with suppressredirect result in silent recreation of the page
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Description

When a page is moved with suppressredirect while editing, there is no warning about recreate that page.

Steps to reproduce:

  • UserA edit PageA
  • UserB move PageA with suppressredirect to PageB
  • UserA saved and PageA is created without warning

When a page is moved with redirect, UserA get a edit conflict


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23868
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10573

Details

Reference
bz23044

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 11:08 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz23044.
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happy.melon.wiki wrote:

The page hasn't been deleted, so it is not being recreated. That's the whole point of suppressredirect.

Existing edits should fail rather than silently recreating the page, that is true. But future edits should not get a recreation warning.

(In reply to comment #1)

Existing edits should fail rather than silently recreating the page, that is
true.

So isn't this like bug 23868?

Just noting that one of the larger issues with this is the attribution error for licensing purposes. In some cases history merges are needed to fix it, which is a pain.