User talk:GPHemsley

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Oh, sorry about that :)

Didn't mean to break anything, so I'll keep off the templates for a while. But I guess it's ok if I add more icon files and such things? Lakrits (talk) 04:37, 14 November 2014 (PST)

Moving pages

Hi, thx for advice concerning SeaMonkey:Own Sync, I know that moving is the better way (I was Wikipedia Admin, long ago during the exciting early days). Unfortunately I never checked what useful functions might be hidden behind the "▼" left from the search string input line. Now I will know better in future. -- Rrbd (talk) 06:47, 11 May 2015 (PDT)

move with redirect

Dear GPHemsley,

I see you've done a bunch of good work maintaining the Mozilla wiki. Forgive me for only messaging you when things go wrong.

I see you recently moved several pages without leaving a redirect.

My understanding is that such moves without a redirect -- for example, page DOM:Home Page to DOM/Links -- instantly breaks all 7 internal Mozilla wiki links to that page and some unknown number of external links to that page.

How is this different from what Tim Berners-Lee ranted about in "Cool URIs don't change"?

Wouldn't it be better to move pages with a redirect, so people who click on those links still end up at the same content (but with a small note about the redirect)?

--DavidCary (talk) 19:41, 13 May 2015 (PDT)

Thank you for your concern, and welcome back to the wiki! These pages were moved in anticipation of cleanup we will be doing shortly to eliminate unused and unnecessary namespaces. Once these namespaces are disabled, we will be free to add redirects at their old locations (which would then be in the main namespace). Gordon P. Hemsley 04:31, 15 May 2015 (PDT)