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Enable Special404 and ConfirmEdit on communitycentralbympteam.miraheze.org
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Wiki URLcommunitycentralbympteam.miraheze.org
Feature/s to RequestedSpecial404, ConfirmEdit
ReasonCreating an simple and customized wiki=based 404 page on our wiki and also prevent automated requests without human verification
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Event Timeline

AmandaCath changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Jul 19 2019, 14:30
AmandaCath added subscribers: labster, Samwilson, Paladox and 2 others.

ConfirmEdit is already installed by default.

Special404 needs security review.

AmandaCath removed a subscriber: AmandaCath.

I'm probably missing something, but what's the point of Special404? It seems to be about the same as modifying the core noarticletext message. It also requires modifying the web server configuration, so I'm not sure if it's appropriate for the Miraheze environment.

I'm probably missing something, but what's the point of Special404? It seems to be about the same as modifying the core noarticletext message. It also requires modifying the web server configuration, so I'm not sure if it's appropriate for the Miraheze environment.

The Special404 extension provides a simple wiki-based 404 special page destination you can configure for your wiki. The body of the 404 page can also be customized using MediaWiki:Special404-body on your wiki.

From: Extension:Special404 on MediaWiki

@DekuPH2006AJHalili I read that, but it doesn't explain why this is better than just modifying the mediawiki:noarticletext message, which is displayed when a page is not found. It seems that the extension requires setting up a separate 404 handler for the webserver, pointing to the extension's special page. But MediaWiki already has a built-in page that it displays in those situations.

DekuPH2006AJHalili added a comment.EditedJul 23 2019, 04:33

@DekuPH2006AJHalili I read that, but it doesn't explain why this is better than just modifying the mediawiki:noarticletext message, which is displayed when a page is not found. It seems that the extension requires setting up a separate 404 handler for the webserver, pointing to the extension's special page. But MediaWiki already has a built-in page that it displays in those situations.

Thanks for your suggestion! How about editing other errors?

You can find the name of the message to modify on any page with the ?uselang=qqx special language code. For example, if you want to change the message shown for invalid special page names, go to e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:BadPageName?uselang=qqx and see that the message is nospecialpagetext (the BadPageName is just a random string that is not a valid special page name; it could be anything).

John closed this task as Declined.Sat, Aug 24, 18:16
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