[Wikipedia-l] How idiot-proofed is the 'move' feature?

lcrocker at nupedia.com lcrocker at nupedia.com
Tue Aug 6 03:40:54 UTC 2002

>> Move is not destructive; it will fail with an error message if the
>> destination page already exists or is an illegal title.  I also
>> just fixed one remaining bug in the way it updated the link tables,
>> so I don't see much reason to restrict it anymore.  It is, however,
>> still a fairly drastic move since it changes a lot of stuff at once
>> and creates links to redirects, so it should probably still be
>> restricted to logged in users at least.

> Okay... I wasn't sure about that, because after I renamed a
> particular page I looked at the recent changes and it appeared as
> if somebody else had already been working on the (so far as I
> could tell non-existent) page... that's a relief. 

Yes, it's kind of magical; it moves history too, so it will make
the recent changes page look like all the changes to the old
article were actually to the new one.

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