RuneScape:Requests for deletion/ANTIPOISON ++

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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 delete.

ANTIPOISON ++

I'm not sure there needs to be a redirect for all-caps, but I don't really know the Wiki's stance on whether or not there can be 'too many' of something like a redirect or if it would be considered 'useless' since technically it is a possibility that someone left caps lock on (lol), so requesting deletion but I don't personally think it's a big deal if it exists. I'm kinda curious what others think.

(soft) Delete - As nominator. Walk here Chee (skill: 2895)  Choose OptionFollow Chee (skill: 2895) Talk to Chee (skill: 2895) View Equipment Chee (skill: 2895) Req Assist Chee (skill: 2895) Examine Chee (skill: 2895) Cancel 17:34, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

sure - as for this content, i don't particularly care if it's deleted (caps should redirect to the non-caps version automatically, but also there's not really any issue with it existing). as for the topic in general, redirects are cheap and don't cause any harm by existing :) Star Talk ayy lmao ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 22:35, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Neutral - It's a remnant of a darker time where if you left caps lock on, you wouldn't get directed to the correct page (the redirect in question was made in 2011). There's no harm in keeping them, but with recent improvements they're not necessary anymore. Badassiel 22:59, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Keep - All caps lock redirects are no longer really necessary, but redirects are cheap. It seems like more effort to go through and delete all of these redirects than just keep them, especially since they're not really harming anything. Also they can still be useful sometimes: Antipoison ++, a redirect to Antipoison++, didn't exist until a few days ago, so the caps lock one was helpful in this case. ɳex undique 23:12, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

While it's certainly easier to keep them (do nothing), it's also trivial to generate a list of these cruise control redirects and yeet 'em with a bot. Would take maybe two minutes tops (of effort) for someone with the perms and an existing yeet script. -Towelcat (talk) 01:46, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
If someone also makes sure that we have lowercase equivalents for every deleted redirect, then I wouldn't have a strong opinion on whether they're deleted or not. But that part seems like more work for little reward. ɳex undique 01:58, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

Delete - I don't feel strongly about this but I think that it would be more appropriate, when typing "Antipoison " in the search bar, that Antipoison ++ will show up in sentence case rather than all caps. - Habblet (talk) 23:21, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Comment - Is this a bug? Should this not exist in the search bar? I'm not a fan of deleting this as a way to circumvent the bug, who knows how many other redirects are like this? Also not a fan of just deleting every single uppercase redirect, that still doesn't solve the problem. HaidroH rune.pngEagle feather 3.pngCandle (blood red).png 1XqyDNM.png Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngHazelmere's signet ring.png 01:21, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Comment I just want to stress that I don't really mind either way this goes, I was just curious if the redirect was necessary - I'm all for making things easier to find, I was just concerned with like, 'if there are a lot of these caps lock redirects are they necessary/making wiki slower in any way?' if it turns out that these caps lock redirects don't slow the wiki in any way I'd even be okay with a caps lock redirect for every page (if possible/reasonable) - the only reason I brought this up really was I noticed when I tried to add the 'Antipoison ++' redirect that it redirected from all caps which I thought was really odd, lol. Walk here Chee (skill: 2895)  Choose OptionFollow Chee (skill: 2895) Talk to Chee (skill: 2895) View Equipment Chee (skill: 2895) Req Assist Chee (skill: 2895) Examine Chee (skill: 2895) Cancel 06:25, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Neutral - If someone wants to clean this up systematically, I would say to be my guest. There's no real harm in leaving it though, it's just no longer useful to my understanding. Per Nex's point, there should be some sort of check to make sure we're not negatively impacting accessibility if a clean-up is performed. Smithing.pngAescopalus talkCrafting.png 18:57, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Comment - For previous discussion, see RS:Requests for deletion/KING BLACK DRAGOB. -Hourglass (2011 Hallowe'en event) detail.png I Am Me Talk III The Spark.png- 13:00, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Let's bear in mind that was an issue because of a bug in Wikia's search suggestions which we no longer use. cqm talk 16:24, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Closed - There is a consensus to delete the ANTIPOISON ++ page, as these redirects are remains of more defunct search system. With our modern search system, capitalisation-related redirects no longer matter and as a result, other all-caps redirects may also be deleted. Since redirects have virtually no cost upon the wiki, larger efforts to seek out similar redirects is unnecessary. That said, if such an effort was carried out, it'd be worthwhile, where applicable, to make sure deleted redirects have a lowercase equivalent as this may still be helpful to users. Talk to Kelsey 01:01, 5 May 2020 (UTC)


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