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Tech:Disambiguation pages special page on en

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Moved from en:Wikitravel:Bug reports by Evan

What happens[edit]

The Disambiguation pages special page requires that disambiguation pages have en:Template:Disambig on them rather than en:Template:Disamb (our standard). en:Template:Disambig is empty and a deleted page (twice). Can the target template name be changed so the special page works correctly? I do not like the other alternative of changing all the disambiguation page templates. -- Huttite 19:54, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

I tried creating that template a while back as a test to see if it could de-orphan the disambig pages without having to manually index each one, but a couple admins freaked out over the fact that I'd created a redundant template, so I gave up on it. (I figure a bot could update the existing pages without too much effort or disruption.) - Todd VerBeek 20:08, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

When it happens[edit]

What should happen[edit]

How to fix it[edit]

It actually just needed a change in the en:Mediawiki:disambiguationspage file. Typically if there's a "magic word" like this -- a special string like "Template:disambig" -- you should look in en:Special:Allmessages to see if the string exists there.
One problem I see is that en:Template:disamb links to en:Wikitravel:Disambiguation pages, which in turn links to en:Template:disamb, so there's kind of a loop. We may want to think about breaking that up. --Evan 20:43, 27 July 2006 (EDT)