MediaWiki should not prevent creation of empty pages
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Nikerabbit created this task.Via LegacyNov 19 2013, 11:26 AM
MZMcBride added a comment.Via ConduitNov 20 2013, 5:44 AM

(In reply to comment #0)

While this check is usually useful, it prevents legitimate cases where this
is needed (for example providing blank translation via Translate extension).

What is a blank translation and why does it require a blank page?

Nemo_bis added a comment.Via ConduitNov 20 2013, 6:25 AM

(In reply to comment #1)

(In reply to comment #0)
> While this check is usually useful, it prevents legitimate cases where this
> is needed (for example providing blank translation via Translate extension).

What is a blank translation and why does it require a blank page?

https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=Thread:Support/How_can_I_translate_a_message_as_the_empty_string%3F

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJun 20 2014, 5:45 PM

I believe this was intended to prevent pointless pages being created, e.g. in error by anons. However, I suppose that this can now be prevented (or tagged for follow-up) with AbuseFilter instead.

Bawolff added a comment.Via ConduitJun 20 2014, 5:48 PM

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Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJun 20 2014, 7:15 PM

(In reply to Bawolff (Brian Wolff) from comment #5)

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I don't understand. You think we should bring that magicword back (I vaguely recall that it was removed many years ago) to somehow let users create otherwise-blank pages? I'm not sure that would be seen as a great step.

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJul 14 2014, 8:11 AM

Change 145899 had a related patch set uploaded by Florianschmidtwelzow:
Enable the creation of empty pages

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/145899

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJul 26 2014, 3:49 AM

Change 145899 merged by jenkins-bot:
Enable the creation of empty pages

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/145899

Nemo_bis added a comment.Via ConduitJul 26 2014, 7:40 AM

Thanks! This was really a pain, let's hope we're back to business.
https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=FAQ&diff=5669175&oldid=5599206

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJul 27 2014, 12:20 PM

Change 149623 had a related patch set uploaded by Florianschmidtwelzow:
Fix getAutosummary for create blank page

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/149623

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJul 27 2014, 12:59 PM

Change 149623 merged by jenkins-bot:
Fix getAutosummary for create blank page

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/149623

Steinsplitter added a comment.Via ConduitSep 13 2014, 12:10 PM

If this is required only for Translation NS, why was "blank pagecration" enabled for all namespaces?

Please restore the old config for all Namespaces (expect the translationNS one).

matmarex added a comment.Via ConduitSep 13 2014, 12:18 PM

Why? The current behavior is more intuitive.

If you want, please open a separate issue. This one, as described, has been fixed and does not need reopening.

Vogone added a comment.Via ConduitSep 13 2014, 12:20 PM

(In reply to Steinsplitter from comment #12)

If this is required only for Translation NS, why was "blank pagecration"
enabled for all namespaces?

Please restore the old config for all Namespaces (expect the translationNS
one).

I don't see any reason for such a restriction. Anyway, if you pook at the original patch (https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/145899), you may notice this was not merely done because of the translations' namespace.

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