Currently the Ukrainian Wikipedia has no alternative namespace for Вікіпедія: (Wikipedia:/Project:), unlike many other editions, for example, WP: in the English Wikipedia. Due to its absence shortcuts for special and maintenance pages are made as redirects from the main namespace, all of them having names like ВП:ХХ. Despite this doesn't harm the system and is probably unknown for most readers and editors, some problems about it exist:
- all changes made to them are recognised as mainspace edits, in spite of having nothing to do with articles;
- overflowing the list of cross-namespace redirects; moreover, the issue caused adding an exception to the local CSD policy.
The list of all page starting with ВП: (http://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:PrefixIndex/ВП:) consists of aforementioned redirects only. In some cases, the target page has the same name in Wikipedia space (ВП:Біологічні статті -> Вікіпедія:Біологічні статті), thus merging mustn't affect them.
So, the proposal is to:
- introduce ВП: as an alternative for Вікіпедія: ;
- in case two pages have the same title after modification, that one which is not a redirect is supposed to be displayed instead.
As it is, no major technical problems must occur.