And awesome that you found more pictures of those! The Presents stuff seems to be hard to find -- it seems like every once in a while, we turn up another thing that they made that nobody noticed at the time. test
I know! And how exciting is it to see that picture all over Twitter and Facebook today? My respect for the Most Wanted social marketing strategy is increasing every day. They're nailing it; I can't believe it.
Hi! Were you able to open a ticket about Autocomplete using redirects? On top of that, it's often using redirects instead of the actual article name. Here's a diff page that shows what I just went through in case they need to see it.
Heya! So, in an effort to clear out some more of the clutter, I removed the section of a page that shows up if you got there via redirect. That's expressly an editor feature, and a non-useful thing for readers. So if we want to clean up redirects, just use Special:WhatLinksHere (which I have saved on the My Tools bar since Wikia took it away).
I'm gonna ping Andrew so he knows. I don't think a lot of other people use it. Who else should I ping do you think? Or I could bother the forum with it.
Oh, good! I was just thinking the other day about how annoying that was. I think post it in the forum -- although probably everybody who'll care will see this conversation in the activity feed. :) Very nice.
Consider me pinged. Although speaking of clutter, we do have a lot of unused redirects, especially of the kind that were either remnants of past Wikia issues with formatting, made pointless by new information, or in some cases, just weird misspellings or phrases that only really made sense to the person creating the redirect.
But the "Redirected from" never helped with that anyway. So I approve.
Yeah, sentence case redirects can go. I want to be careful though because we have a lot of links out in internet land that I don't want to break. Which makes me wonder if we should just leave them. Now that we're hiding the Redirected from message, they're not really hurting anything. And removing them could cause more harm than good.
I'm mostly thinking of those created by certain users, such as deciding to redirect a random person's name or something like, say, "Kermie" or whatever. (Also, in the past, sometimes those redirects actually hindered one's ability to search for the term, but now the search engine is so kerfuffled that to do it effectively one pretty much has to do a site Google search anyway).
I'm thinking of stuff like randomly creating a redirect for some person who wrote a prologue to a cookbook, or a string of letters and numbers that don't correspond to anything, a radio station mentioned in one obscure Sesame Street computer game (not linked anywhere, no actual info, so it just looked odd). Well-meaning users who create redirects for every possible misspelling for a not very notable 1987 storybook, show titles that we've never even used and never really existed. There's still items like that out there.
Yep, they're all broken. See Boston Legal for example. It still has the anchor at least, so one can click that and go straight to the section, but it adds another step, and is now a good reason to consider *not* merging stubbier character pages and such.
Edit: Wait, nevermind. Seems to only be a problem when using "What Links Here." When clicked from a link on a page, or entered at the top, it works. Still spading, but looks like it's a non-issue. I think I misunderstood, since all it really seems to do is remove the text, not the function of the redirect even when it involves some extra coding or whatnot. So yay!
But sometimes it's annoying, especially if it's a redirect for an uncommon misspelling, or case-sensitive. I think it would be fine to clear those out of the redirects, and I can help with that, unless there's a good reason to keep them that I can't think of?
Yeah, for misspellings, I meant uncommon, and sometimes downright rather insane misspellings. Going through the list, I think a lot of these really are remnants from when we had serious problems searching the Wiki. Search engine isn't the greatest right now, sure.
But for example, The Tortoise and the Hare redirecting to Aesop's Fables makes sense. Even the case sensitive Tortoise and the hare, if only for omitting "The," okay. But Tortoise hare? If someone does enter those two words, they might just as easily be looking for the specific character pages, the Newsflash sketch, or whatever, as the Aesop's Fables article specifically. So that's the kind of example where I think the redirect may actually hinder searching at worst, and at best is just kind of useless.