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I noticed that the broken redirect fixing does not work moved top ten list items. Rider ranger47 21:20, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Could you give me a screenshot of this happening please? – Ozuzanna 21:28, December 10, 2014 (UTC)
Here you go: 
Rider ranger47 21:55, December 10, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, could you also tell me what errors appear in the console? (if there is any) – Ozuzanna 22:00, December 10, 2014 (UTC)
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I received the following errors:
 Wikia.AbTest.getGroup(): Experiment configuration not found for "ADS_IN_HEAD." abtesting,oasis_blocking,analytics_gas_js,adengine2_tracking_js,optimizely_blocking_js,qualaroo_blo…:2
Failed to load resource: net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT
Failed to load resource: net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT
Failed to load resource: net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT
Uncaught Module id missing or not a string. Error /     at define (…ment,geo,instantGlobals,localStorage,location,log,querystring,window:2:430) /     at /     at VM585 amd%7Cwikia.tracker.stub,stub%7Cwikia.abTest,cache,cookies,document,geo,instantGlobals,localS…:2
Failed to load resource: net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET
ExtendedNavigation/code.js: Creating custom menus VM642 load.php?debug=false&lang=en&mode=articles&skin=oasis&missingCallback=importArticleMissing&ar…:1
Failed to load resource: net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT
Resource interpreted as Image but transferred with MIME type text/html: "".

Rider ranger47 23:19, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Well I've done some testing with the pages beginning with ":", and it seems it will default without the ":". I think it might be something that staff need to address and you could contact them about it. – Ozuzanna 11:53, December 11, 2014 (UTC)
I am afraid that I do not understand what is happening, so it would be impossible for me to contact wikia staff about it. Rider ranger47 21:13, December 11, 2014 (UTC)


I just started using this script this weekend and it’s awesome!! Thanks Ozzie for creating it! :) — SpikeToronto 23:40, May 16, 2015 (UTC)


I love this script! It lets me do in seconds what used to take forever. I do have one request, however: Would it be possible to add a while-you-wait throbber to the script? It feels odd waiting when nothing seems to be happening even though the script is working away. Thanks! :) — SpikeToronto 09:48, July 9, 2015 (UTC)

Bump! :) — SpikeToronto 17:38, August 28, 2015 (UTC)


I don't see any translations for this script so I don't understand why the infobox lists all those languages. leviathan_89 @fandom 22:43, February 14, 2017 (UTC)

They are upcoming. -- Cube-shaped garbage can 07:13, February 15, 2017 (UTC)


Currently script has two versions, where the first is regular and the the second has a little customized run button (difference could be seen in old and file). May be it's better to merge the second one with the first as it is more consistent with new header?
Rendann (talk) 18:08, June 25, 2017 (UTC)

Whilst having the button there seems more consistent with the new header in terms of styling, it's now also caused the script to be tagged as personal-only. For the sake of wikis using this site-wide, it's probably best to keep the button in the content area.
If button styling was the reason behind the move, you could give the content area button the wds-button class (rather than button) without moving it into the page header. - OneTwoThreeFall talk 16:59, June 27, 2017 (UTC)
There could also be a configuration option that makes the button get appended to the content instead of to the header? And then probably create MediaWiki:RedirectManagement/sitewide.js that basically imports MediaWiki:RedirectManagement/code.js but also sets that "sitewide" configuration option so people can use dev:RedirectManagement/sitewide.js in their ImportJS pages? -- Cube-shaped garbage can 16:24, July 12, 2017 (UTC)
Seems overly complex just for having the button in the page header. Unless there's some advantage to having it there, I'd keep it in the content area for simplicity of code and easy site-wide use, but it's really up to you (since you've the main author of the current version). - OneTwoThreeFall talk 10:11, July 13, 2017 (UTC)
I implemented the option now. Wikis should be able to use MediaWiki:RedirectManagement/sitewide.js after it gets approved. -- Cube-shaped garbage can 07:22, July 15, 2017 (UTC)

Localized form

I've noticed the script replace localized forms of #REDIRECT with the English one. Wouldn't it possible to leave the form used? leviathan_89 @fandom 20:58, July 5, 2017 (UTC)


It is for both site-wide and personal or personal only? —Preceding unsigned comment added by JustLeafy (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

I updated the documentation now, it's personal-only unless the addition of the button to the header gets reverted. -- Cube-shaped garbage can 16:24, July 12, 2017 (UTC)
Updated again after implementing a sitewide option. -- Cube-shaped garbage can 07:22, July 15, 2017 (UTC)


It seems that the script ignores a bot flag and edits through a bot account aren't marked as bot edits. -- DarkBarbarian.png Barbar (talk) 01:06, September 1, 2017 (UTC)

Change edit summary

Is there a way to change the edit summary that this tool uses for each revision? Affirmation talk contribs 22:23, June 9, 2018 (UTC)

I implemented that now, you can use
window.RedirectManagementSummary = 'Your summary goes here, $1 will be replaced with page name and $2 with the name you\'re redirecting to';
in your JS to set a custom edit/delete summary. -- Cube-shaped garbage can 10:50, June 10, 2018 (UTC)
Shouldn’t there be two custom edit summaries: one for the deletion of broken redirects and another for the editing of double redirects? Affirmation talk contribs 16:14, June 11, 2018 (UTC)
Thank you!
By the way, why is your signature yellow on a white background? Affirmation talk contribs 11:42, June 10, 2018 (UTC)
I mostly administrate wikis with dark themes. I figured I should fix my signature somehow on light themes but that's not of highest priority to me at the moment. -- Cube-shaped garbage can 11:45, June 10, 2018 (UTC)
All right. I don’t mind an invisible signature. 😛 Affirmation talk contribs 11:46, June 10, 2018 (UTC)


When there are no results for broken redirects and/or double redirects, the button still appears. I want to make it so that it disappears when there are no broken and/or double redirects. Hope you consider my suggestion. ~Signed JustLeafy ( ͡| ͜' ͡| )USER - WALL • 18:24, November 9, 2018 (UTC)

Removes categories

Hi, i don't know if this already known or not, but when I use the script to get rid of double redirects, it also removes the categories of our redirect pages. Mystery99 18:15, January 29, 2020 (UTC)

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