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Rename message groups without breaking links
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During the cleanup of the MediaWiki message groups on translatewiki.net, the need emerged to:

because

  • TWN is no longer MediaWiki-only,
  • the ID is less important in TUX, while it used to determine ordering in the Special:Translate dropdown.

The issue is that we have thousands of lingering links translators follow from other wikis, and we don't want to break them. There should be a configuration variable to add an ID alias which redirects to a canonical ID, at least for Special:Translate. (Could be done in webserver redirects but that's ugly.)

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Change 213487 had a related patch set uploaded (by Nemo bis):
Allow to set message group IDs aliases to preserve incoming links

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/213487

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Change 213487 merged by jenkins-bot:
Allow to set message group IDs aliases to preserve incoming links

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/213487