David Gerard wrote:
Alfio Puglisi (puglisi(a)arcetri.astro.it) [050329
>I must confess that I didn't even know that
interwiki redirects were
>possible. Are they actually used for some purpose?
in the case of user pages, it is sometimes a useful
There are some en:Wikipedia: space pages that are now
redirects to the
equivalent on meta: . That's all I can think of.
I confess I have in the distant past used the feature for both cases you
two describe. However I came to realize that the downsides outweigh the
ups (even without this annoying new trend in vandalism), and strongly
support turning off the feature.
Minimal "soft redirects" that say "this page is now on meta", or
see my user page on en" are definitely to be prefered.
p.s. Brion has made some comments on this feature at bugzilla (850, I