On wikipedia-l, I asked a question, and Mathias Schindler stated that the
discussion was probably better suited for wikitech-l.
In wikipedia-l, Troels Arvin wrote:
> Today, I reviewed my (complete) watchlist. I found some strange,
> non-existing pages on it:
> George Wanker Bush
> I can't recall ever having encountered such pages. How could such items
> have been added to my watchlist?
- And Mathias Schindler replied:
As far as I understand Mediawiki, this could have
happened this way:
you have [[George Walker Bush]] on your watchlist.
a troll moves the page to [[George Wanker Bush]].
Mediawiki is keeping the Watchlist entry and adds a new one for the
new page on the old name.
If this gets reverted, the lists could mess up. This is likely an
issue to discuss on the tech-list. I wonder if an developer could
falsify my speculations.
Greetings from Troels Arvin, Copenhagen, Denmark