Visually mark "placeholder" pages in an archive space

Users are often misled by the pages that have been copied to an archive space in order to keep space hierarchy. To avoid this a clear visual sign (watermark) would be needed, so the placeholder pages are distinguishable easily from the archived pages. 

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    Dorothee Rothfuss-Bastian

    It is a useful feature that ancestor pages (parents etc., up to the root level) are copied to the archive space in order to preserve the original page hierarchy there. However, our users are frequently irritated/confused by this and fear that an important page was archived (and don't understand that it is only a copy of that important page). It would be great if those copied placeholder pages would be distinguishable from archived ones (different colour/watermark, or just a blank page with only the page title etc.).

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    Tim Böhler

    we need that too

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    Cedric Weber

    Why not just create a blank dummy-page? As soon as a parent is archived, the dummy-page needs to be removed anyway.

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    Aron Gombas

    Cedric, those "placeholder parents" are mimicking their fresh counterparts since the very first add-on versions. We are convinced that it creates value by making it easier to navigate through the archive page, so currently, we are not looking into dropping this feature.  

    We'll more likely solve this use case by using a different type of watermark or marker for the "placeholder" pages.

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    Cedric Weber

    @Aron I did not ask to remove the structure but to remove the content of pages that are only there to make navigation easier and (probably) keep track of the page hierarchy (although I am unsure what happens to the archive when structure changes). Keeping the content also makes searching in archives a bad experience since users also find content and pages that are actually not archived. So yes, please go ahead and add a different watermark this will greatly improve browsing! But also consider to replace the content with some template-text e.g.

    This page is only a placeholder for navigation purpose. Please access the page in the live space <LINK>.

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    Aron Gombas

    OK, Cedric, I incorporated your suggestions into the user story in the backlog.

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