RuneScape:Requests for deletion/Test page

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The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the article below. Please do not modify it. The result was Keep.

Test page[edit source]

Instead of being a redirect, the page history shows this redirect to be in real use for edits as a RS:SANDBOX page (instead of the sandbox). It is print unworthy and also doesn't need to be in main space at Special:AllPages, or indexed as such. Nothing links there.

Delete - As nominator. 14:19, 18 November 2020 (UTC); edited 14:34, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Oppose - Nothing wrong with redirects taking the user to the correct RS:SANDBOX page.    BlackHawk (Talk)    14:54, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

  • That is not the point of my nomination, but the correct organization and separation of articles (about Old School RuneScape) from administration pages. Namespace pollution, in other words. To be blunt, I see no issue with RS:S, RS:SAND nor RS:SBX. For example, it would be inappropriate to have RuneScape:Policies canonically located at Policies in main namespace. 15:03, 18 November 2020 (UTC); edited 15:11, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Oppose - While this redirect sort of falls under a grey area, I don't have any issues with the page existing. It's an extremely minor thing that most people will never notice or get bothered with. I don't see any benefit in deleting this redirect unless there is evidence that this redirect causes issues to readers. Shoyrukon (talk) 16:42, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Oppose - Per above, I feel that someone searching for "Test" or "Test Page" and getting a page they can test their edits on is exactly the purpose of the redirect. If confusion is a big concern then I feel the remedy would be to protect the page, not delete it outright. I can't really see much evidence of that being the case in the history. RansomTime 16:51, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Oppose - Historically this page has been used for Semantic MediaWiki testing, which can't be done on the project-space sandbox since we don't have properties enabled in that NS. ʞooɔ 18:13, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Oppose - as Cook had said, there's some tests that need to be done in the wiki mainspace (mainly Semantic MediaWiki stuff). The Sandbox for example has Semantic MediaWiki disabled. In addition, when the Test page is used, historically it has only been used for up to a few hours at most before becoming a redirect back to the sandbox --Gau Cho (talk) 22:30, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Oppose - Per Cook, Gau, RansomTime. -Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 23:58, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Comment - I wish I had known about these pages earlier so I could have avoided doing temporary testing on actual articles. Like you've pointed out, RS:Sandbox can't really be used for SMW stuff which is unfortunate. Perhaps it would be better to have these named Sandbox1 and Sandbox2 and be permanent sandboxes in main? This will pretty much make the sandbox in the project namespace pointless too and it can be deleted. --The scribe Eek, a goblin! 13:38, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Requested closure A user has requested closure for Requests for deletion/Test page.

Closure - Page will not be deleted. -- Recent uploads SpineTalkContribs 15:28, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. No further edits should be made to this page.