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Page views[edit]

how the heck is this the 5th most viewed article on wikipedia? 02:12, 31 January 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

It's not; if you look at page view statistics, almost no one is actually looking at this article. You may think it is being highly viewed, but that's only because (for some reason) Wikipedia article traffic statistics is erroneously counting calls (?) to index.html as page views. (Number 5 on the list, at the moment.) -- John Broughton (♫♫) 00:28, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


The '/' can be omitted. look at section 3.2.2 of RFC1738. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:09, 14 June 2009 (UTC)


Wouldn't it be better to redirect common default-homepage filenames to the Main Page? - knoodelhed (talk) 06:41, 19 October 2011 (UTC)


Pleas replace screenshot.png with screenshot 2013.png. Thank you. --Steinsplitter (talk) 21:56, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Done, but the page wasn't protected, so you could have done it yourself. If you meant to upload the new image in place of the existing image, you should request it on File screenshot.png. Note that some people might want to keep the old image for historical reference, though. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:30, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Strange, the page was protected (cascading??). There is no need to re upload. We keep the old file per historical reference. Regards --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:57, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
FYI for historical interests — the chain of action went as follows:
  • Noticing that W/index.php got tons of hits, I created it as a redirect to this article.
  • The redirect was one of many potential spambot targets listed at User:John Reaves/PT, which has cascading protection enabled
  • Unknown to me, when a cascade-protected page links to a redirect, cascade protection applies to the redirect's target
  • As a result, the entire article was transcluded on John's userpage, and it therefore was fully protected
  • Someone notified me of the situation, and the following conversation ensued: message 1, message 2, message 3, and message 4
  • I removed the redirect from John's userpage and added full protection directly. This has the safe effect on the redirect but doesn't affect the full article
Hope that this is of interest to any wikiarchaeologists. Nyttend (talk) 15:46, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Erronious traffic coming here.[edit]

Several previous discussion (above) relate to the weirdly massive popularity of this page.

I've just figured it out - and started a discussion on the Village Pump tech section to see if we can get it fixed:

Please join in at: Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)