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Star Wars: The Official Magazine Edit

As mentioned on its talk page, Star Wars: The Official Magazine has been long misnamed Star Wars Magazine UK on Wookieepedia. I've moved the main page, but the individual issues still live under the incorrect name, and should be moved en masse. Thank you. Asithol (talk) 21:01, November 28, 2015 (UTC)

  • Just to clarify, individual issues should be titled, for example, Star Wars: The Official Magazine 12? 1358 (Talk) 11:44, July 15, 2017 (UTC)
    • I'm open to suggestions. That, to me, seems the best way to name them, although later covers seem to omit the "The Official Magazine" subtitle (and Wookieepedia's images of some covers lack the resolution to tell what they say). Still, since Star Wars: The Official Magazine is definitely the title on the first and subsequent several issues, to me it seems like the best fit for the whole run. It is certainly more correct than the current, for example, Star Wars Magazine UK 12: "UK" is nowhere in the title; thus, if it were needed to disambiguate this 'zine from another with the same name, the "UK" should be in parentheses. Asithol (talk) 04:17, July 17, 2017 (UTC)
      • Pages moved. Will get to links shortly. 1358 (Talk) 20:34, July 17, 2017 (UTC)
        • Links should now be fixed. 1358 (Talk) 22:13, July 20, 2017 (UTC)

incorrect /Legends page links to SWG Wiki and Star Wars: The Old Republic Wiki Edit

The December 2015 Canon/Legends switchover was a massive and largely successful undertaking, but one overlooked detail was some interwiki links. Two I've noticed are {{SWGWiki}} and {{SWTOR Wiki}} templates used in pages with an explicit /Legends in their page title.

For example, look at Mon Calamari/Legends#External links. This uses an unadorned {{SWGWiki}} and {{SWTOR Wiki}} in the source, which before the switchover created valid links to http://swg.wikia.com/wiki/Mon_Calamari and http://swtor.wikia.com/wiki/Mon_Calamari, but after resulted in links to the nonexistent pages http://swg.wikia.com/wiki/Mon_Calamari/Legends and http://swtor.wikia.com/wiki/Mon_Calamari/Legends. Poking through a few /Legends pages at random that use these templates, many are still seemingly broken.

It probably makes most sense for a bot to locate all /Legends pages with one or both of these templates, and add a pipelink containing the Wookieepedia page name with the /Legends extension omitted. This will, at least, restore the links to what they were before the December 2015 breakage, if not result in currently valid links in 100% of cases. Some links have been fixed manually in the past 18 months (e.g., Dantooine/Legends#External links), and some have one corrected link and one still-broken one (e.g., Wookiee/Legends#External links), so the bot will have to check each template for whether a pipelink already exists.

Thank you, bot people! Asithol (talk) 00:16, July 12, 2017 (UTC)

  • {{CWAWiki}} should also be checked. This one is broken on, for example, R2-D2/Legends#External links. Asithol (talk) 08:39, July 13, 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm looking into this, and I think replacing the {{PAGENAME}} in the templates with {{BASEPAGENAME}} should do the trick (for example, {{BASEPAGENAME:Wookiee/Legends}} results in Wookiee. Is there anything I might've overlooked here? 1358 (Talk) 11:54, July 15, 2017 (UTC)
    • That does sound like a much better solution: it's a more localized change, and it means any future links added to /Legends articles will work without the parameter. As long as it doesn't break any uses that have already been parameterized (and I don't see why it should, since you're changing only the fallback link when no parameter is specified), this looks like a winner! Asithol (talk) 04:23, July 17, 2017 (UTC)

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