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Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Miscellaneous/Move orphaned revisions to the archive table

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Move orphaned revisions to the archive table

  • Problem: Previously, from 2013 to 2016, when moving a page over a redirect, the redirect is left behind as an orphaned revision in the revision table. Nowadays (T106119), a deletion log entry is generated and the redirect goes in the archive table. However, even after that was resolved, there are still lots of orphaned revisions left behind.
  • Who would benefit: Users who do not want to see the orphaned revisions showing up when viewing the contribs in the mobile interface (see T151124).
  • Proposed solution: Move all the orphaned revisions to the archive table to match the current behavior. The ar_namespace and ar_title fields should only be approximations, as it might be the case that the same page title has been moved over more than one redirect title.
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