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Redirects created by moving a Thread doesn't exist
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After moving the page of a topic using [[Special:MovePage]] and marking the option "Leave a redirect behind", it is shown a confirmation of the page move. If we click in the link to the old location of the page (that with &redirect=no) it shows the message "The thread you specified does not exist.":

But the redirect do exist and is shown for example at

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 11:14 PM
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He7d3r created this task.Oct 8 2010, 2:50 PM

danny.leinad wrote:

Threads should be moved using [[Special:MoveThread]].

BTW [[Special:MovePage]] and [[Special:MoveThread]] should be merged or disabled ability to move threads using [[Special:MovePage]].

He7d3r added a comment.Oct 8 2010, 4:24 PM

[[Special:MoveThread]] doesn't let us to make that kind of movement. If we try to move e.g.
"Thread:Namespace:Page/Blah" to
it says

"There are problems with some of your input
The destination page is not a discussion page."

And if instead I use "Change subject", we get in recentchanges something like:

(Threaded discussion log); 00:00 . . UserName (Talk | contribs | block) changed the subject of Thread:Namespace:Page/Blah from "Blah" to "Test"

i.e., only the subject is changed, not the page name "Blah". This makes the page [[Thread:Namespace:Page/Blah]] to show "Test" in the first header, but doesn't change it's URL. Besides if someone types "Thread:Namespace:Page/Test" in the search box, it won't get the desired page.

So, yes. The functionalities of both special pages ([[Special:MovePage]] and [[Special:MoveThread]]) should probably be merged to avoid confusion like this.

Qgil added a comment.Mar 19 2013, 4:43 PM

Bug 25866 seems to be related.

Qgil added a comment.Feb 22 2014, 9:39 PM

No activity in one year. Marking as "Lowest" to reflect what seems to be the case. Feel free to correct.

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Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Lowest.Aug 4 2016, 11:35 PM
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LiquidThreads has been replaced by StructuredDiscussions on all Wikimedia production wikis (except one, which will be done soon). It is no longer under active development or maintenance, so I'm re-classifying all open LQT tasks as "Lowest" priority.

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