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states_redirect should skip titles which dont match criteria
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e.g. Elections_in_Dakota,_Maine is not a title that should have a redirect Elections_in_Dakota,_ME as that type of redirect isnt likely to be a direct data entry, and it clutters the search results / suggestions lists.

The script currently does create any article which has a state suffix, as that is what the compat us-states.py script did.

https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Elections_in_Dakota,_ME&redirect=no

If the script used pagegenerators, it would probably be possible to filter out undesirable titles to be created, or maybe that depends on bug T56537.


Version: core-(2.0)
Severity: enhancement

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bz73085

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 3:54 AM
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jayvdb created this task.Nov 6 2014, 3:44 PM

It asks before creating them.

Seems like this can't really be solved easily as understanding "undesirable titles" is a difficult thing to be automated. Hence, human knowledge would be needed for this.
As @Ladsgroup mentioned, the script does as the user whether to create or not. So, I think this task should be closed ?

Dvorapa updated the task description. (Show Details)May 18 2018, 8:38 AM