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Edit API redirect following
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redirect Automatically resolve redirects.

If only..
Feature summary:
I need that to actually work. Because when I try it just returns redirect-appendonly: You have attempted to edit using the redirect-following mode, which must be used in conjunction with section=new, prependtext, or appendtext.

I can see how this might prevent some accidental disruption (or DOES it? if you enabled redirect following you presumably know what you're doing!), but it's actually exactly what I wanted. I want to override this error.

Use case(s):
I'm editing a page on various wikis titled "Project:GUS2Wiki". If I could follow redirects a local community could move the page and it would still get edited at its new location.

In this particular case I could technically use Wikidata, but a Wikidata item isn't always going to be available or complete or not vandalized and frankly, just following a redirect is SO much simpler.

I'm going to put another API call in my script now to search the wikitext for "#REDIRECT". This is not fun.

Event Timeline

Never mind, the additional API call turned out to be useful to restrict how often the page is updated. So no longer an issue for me.