A checkbox for turning a page into a redirect would be great, especially because the redirect syntax is a bit tricky to remember. I imagine using it like this: * I am editing a page * I scroll down to the bottom (or wherever) * I see a field labeled something like "Make this article redirect to another article" * I check the box * A dialog pops up with some instructions and a text field for adding an article name. The text field auto-suggests, just like the text field of the "add link" dialog. * After hitting "OK", the WYSIWYG disappears and is replaced with a note about the page redirecting (maybe like Wikipedia's redirect image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e1/Unicode_Hyphen_Redirect_Page_Screenshot.png). * If I uncheck the box, the redirect icon disappears and the WYSIWYG reappears. This isn't the final word on the interface, just one way it could make sense to me as a user.
To keep a central place for ideas with regard to this, someone else mentioned creating a WYSIWYG button for this.
That was me. I was going to make this bug about adding a WYSIWYG button, but I figured this made more sense.
I have no personal preference here. It would be nice if this were made easier but I don't have a preference as to how.
The more I think about this the more I think this should *not* be made easier. Redirects can be abused too easily. I'd prefer it to be something you have to really think about to apply.
I do not want redirects to be this easy to make. See bug 771710 instead.