Guild Wars Wiki:Requests for technical administration/Disable hard redirects
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Request for disabling hard 302 redirects
- MediaWiki configuration
- The current inter-wiki linking configuration allows for "hard" 302 redirects to other sites. For example, this allows people to unexpectedly be redirected to a different site (i.e. Wikipedia, Wikia, and commons). Currently, this feature is only used for the redirecting Game_link entries using the target
self:, but the inter-wiki redirects to Wikipedia have been misused by vandals in the past (best example was someone redirecting his userpage to a somewhat obscene Wikipedia article). As there is no beneficial reason for us to retain these redirects at the moment, we would like to request that they be disabled.
- Changing the iw_local value for all non-
self:redirects should disable them. See this conversation for details on how incorrect iw_local values disabled
- Possible pitfalls
- None, as long as
self:interwiki links are not disabled in the process.