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What on earth is happening here[edit]

For example, I type in the Search box People's Republic of China, the URL in the address bar is, but it says underneath the heading "Redirected from People's Republic of China". I want the address bar to say's_Republic_of_China instead because that I work with redirects quite often. Is this some bug or something? - TheChampionMan1234 23:26, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

@TheChampionMan1234: It's a recent software change. See Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 129#Redirects to sections, Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)/Archive 47#Why did this happen?, Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 130#URL changes when I am on a redirect and Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Tech News: 2014-36. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:21, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
You might also like to see Wikipedia:Gadget/proposals#URL updating. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:29, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
In the meantime I hacked together some JavaScript at User:Gorobay/vector.js to counteract this (it’s the two lines with 'wgRedirectedFrom'). Gorobay (talk) 20:28, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
@Gorobay: Will that also work for Monobook? You can add me to the list of users unhappy about this change. Thryduulf (talk) 08:03, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
It should. It doesn’t do anything Vector-specific, as far as I know. Gorobay (talk) 14:49, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Another reason to fix redirects[edit]

If a redirect is from a spelling or grammar error, is it okay to fix it? --UserJDalek 03:18, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes, certainly. NOTBROKEN doesn't say you can't correct actual errors. It's mostly about not preferring piped links to redirects. If that isn't clear, maybe you can point out the text that made you doubt this, so we can discuss how to fix it. --Trovatore (talk) 03:40, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
If the link is inside quoted material, the spelling and grammar should not be changed from the original. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:16, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, right, that's certainly true. But linking from inside direct quotes is usually a bad idea anyway. --Trovatore (talk) 08:18, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Actually, there wasn't any specific text that made me think it wasn't allowed, I just thought it might confuse newbies that there wasn't anything about it, and I figured that since it's a guideline page, I should probably ask on the talk page before changing it (sorry if I confused you, but I'm not that good at talking (or writing)). --UserJDalek 02:57, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Application of MOS:NOPIPE and WP:NOTBROKEN[edit]

Because this talk page is relevant to WP:NOTBROKEN but I want to keep this in one discussion, please see Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Linking#Application of MOS:NOPIPE and WP:NOTBROKEN. Thank you. Dustin (talk) 22:17, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Bounce back redirect[edit]

If anyone is inclined to revert this please explain here. I wouldn't object the reversion, but would like some advice on how to deal with these links. RWCasinoKid (talk) 04:32, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Reasons for deleting D10[edit]

I am editing Wikipedia:Redirect#D10 at Wikipedia:Redirect/Deletion reasons and commenting here as requested at Wikipedia talk:Redirect/Deletion reasons. The reason says "If the redirect could plausibly be expanded into an article, and the target article contains virtually no information on the subject, it is better that the target article contain a redlink than a redirect back to itself." It is usually a good thing to delete redirects that link to articles where there is virtually no information. However, the reason is not to create a redlink in the target but it is to avoid people being perplexed about why they have arrived at an irrelevant article. The undesirability of self-redirects is already discussed at Wikipedia:Redirect#Self-redirects. I am removing the last clause (diff). Thincat (talk) 10:40, 20 December 2014 (UTC)