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Special:Allpages should mark redirects distinctly
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Author: gangleri

[[Special:Allpages]] is very usefull.

It should be possible to see what is a redirect an what is a "normal" page
directly at this level.

Best regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport created this task.Jun 4 2005, 9:55 AM
brion added a comment.Jun 4 2005, 10:36 PM

Changing summary; italics may not be the best indicator.

avarab wrote:

See also: bug 1991 and bug 1996

gangleri wrote:

Thanks Brion for the suggestion. I was concerned also about alphabets as ar: gu:
hi: ko: etc.

  1. An alternate way to mark the redirects could be to generate two links. The

main with &purge=no and beside it an arrow → for LTR and ← for RTL wiki's with
the link to the page where the redirect is pointing two.

  1. Thinking further I recalled that [[Special:DoubleRedirects]] is normaly not

included in [[Special:Specialpages]] at many wiki's. It migth be an aditional
indication to handle them differently. Many people may have problems with
"blinking". Pointing to a problem would be the correct usage.

For this seccond suggestion both performance and efforts should be considered.

Best regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

gangleri wrote:


As soon as there is an agreement about a suitable indication for redirects this
could be used also in other special pages as

[[Special:Contributions]], [[Special:Recentchanges]] and so son

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

gangleri wrote:

addition to comment 4

Because redirects can be included in categories it might be a good idea to have
same "look and feel" also in the category namespace.

Benefits: Looking through a huge category users can distinguish between pages
not redirect pages and redirects.

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

patrick.wikipedia wrote:

where it works already.

gangleri wrote:

see bug 2872: Redirect links on Special:Watchlist

bug 759: Distinguish redirects on the watchlist editing page
its duplicate: bug 2640: Mark redirects on watchlist edit
bug 2814: Special:Disambiguations issues (interface strings, redirects)

bug 2902: show all redirects to a page on the targets Special:Whatlinkshere if
last contains more then (limit - 500?) links

avar has committed to code to cvs that bla bla accomplishes this better than my
Marking this as fixed.

gangleri wrote:

Thanks Niklas, Thanks Ævar, Thanks Rob, Thanks Rich!

from [[en:user_talk:Rich_Farmbrough]]

/* Copy text starting after this line */

.allpagesredirect {

font-style: italic;
margin-left: 1em;


/* Stop copying above this line */

gangleri wrote:

updated url for 'Betawiki'
alternate url's [[wikt:special:Allpages/project:!]],
[[de:special:Allpages/project:!]] etc.