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missing.php redirect function should work also for closed wikis
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The issue is that the missing.php script (which e.g. causes the redirect from to a page on Incubator) does obviously not provide the same function for closed wikis, for which people should contribute on Incubator.

Is it possible to create e.g. an option to normally redirect people to Incubator when they access such a closed wiki (i.e. a closed wiki whose URL would be redirected to Incubator by missing.php if it did not exist at all; so excluding closed chapter wikis etc.), and to not redirect them e.g. using a parameter like ?incubator=no in the URL?

Version: wmf-deployment
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 2:27 AM
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Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 4 2022, 11:13 AM
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This could be solved with a Javascript that is loaded from those wikis' MediaWiki:Common.js. Stewards (and maybe also global interface administrators) can still edit those wikis to add that. I could have a go at creating a script to do this this weekend.