[Migrated] Alert when adding a red link
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It would be nice if we could optionally request AWB to warn us before saving if our changes ''introduce'' red links. I doubt many would want to be told about existing red links, but that could be an additional option. (I specifically want it for File: links especially, because I've been running with changing all text, which I've just turned off again -- I'd like those two check boxes to be able to be broken down into about 6 detailed boxes so we can fix things more automatically, but not break things :-) ) @Markhurd 08:01, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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@Od_Mishehu 13:02, 12 October 2014 (UTC) wrote:
It would definitely be a good idea - and this should also include transclusions of red-linked templates. Of course, the extra work involved with detecting these (including geting data from the wiki) would make it undesireable for anyone who doesn't actually want it.

@Markhurd 09:33, 27 November 2014 (UTC) wrote:
Yes, definitely optional, but I'd hope it can be limited to noting where text has been changed within [[<here>|...]] and, given your suggestion, {{<here>|...}} and only rechecking those links. However, it may be rather simpler to just render the page and look for new red links.

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