Checkbox for making a page a redirect

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Mozilla Developer Network
Wiki pages
P3
normal
RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: openjck, Unassigned)

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Description

6 years ago
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.
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Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 771710
To keep a central place for ideas with regard to this, someone else mentioned creating a WYSIWYG button for this.
No longer depends on: 771710
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Comment 2

6 years ago
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.

Updated

6 years ago
Blocks: 756266
Priority: -- → P3
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.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Updated

5 years ago
Version: Kuma → unspecified
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Updated

5 years ago
Component: Website → Landing pages
Product: Mozilla Developer Network → Mozilla Developer Network
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Updated

5 years ago
No longer blocks: 756266
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