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Create web UI front-end for namespaceDupes, cleanupTitles
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namespaceDupes.php & cleanupTitles.php can be necessary when making certain kinds of tweaks to the system, but they're kind of opaque.

In addition to improving their CLI interfaces (eg but 27048), I think it would be beneficial to give these a web UI interface which can let local sysops / bcrats / stewards (or whoever) find and clean up broken pages without manual intervention from server maintainers.

(For Wikimedia, this will mean less site-request bottlenecking: after a namespace tweak or other change that ends up causing problems, there'll be a larger pool of people who can fix it.)

A web UI will also be better at providing interactive controls, eg to do batch checks / confirmations / resolutions of ambiguous states.


Version: 1.18.x
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 11:19 PM
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brion created this task.Jan 30 2011, 8:17 PM

Doing this in a nice, generic, extendible way would be great ;)

bugs wrote:

The Maintenance Extension creates a web interface for making scripts like this. It might be a good idea to use that, clean it up, or just copy some of its ideas.

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Maintenance

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