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I FUBARed a few of my (Miraheze) wiki's pages—now what?

DMBFFF (talkcontribs)

I posted in their help-page-of-sorts but so far no response.

my wiki

a page I FUBARed

(Note: it can get a little NSFW)

So I'm a rank amateur trying to create namespaces.

  • I click, Manage this wiki's namespaces.
  • Next I click a few boxes I think would work.
  • Talk page tab? Do I do anything there? I don't know.
  • I submit it.
  • and it generally works.
  • A few days ago, however, I try to move stuff to the new namespace.
  • It seems to work, but it creates redirects.
  • I try to delete them.
  • Then maybe a few other clicks and I'm mess a few pages up.

I re-create a few pages based on stuff I saved, but really, I should learn how to fix my errors, maybe restore content, and avoid making these kind of mistakes.

Hence I'm here requesting help and some edumacation.

For instance, how do I turn, Special:Badtitle/NS3007:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Sandbox‎

back into

FMRAV:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Sandbox? DMBFFF (talk) 10:07, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

or this

(FMRAV:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Sandbox from the history link in the recent changes of my wiki)

Thanks in advance.

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

if you know the numeric page id, often you can use the curid parameter (but that doesnt seem to work in your case) or the api using page id parameters.

Otherwise you need miraheze to run cleanupTitles.php

DMBFFF (talkcontribs)

Thanks. As I think about it, my error might have been to delete the namespace without first moving those pages with the namespace to another namespace—maybe.

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