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If a user adds a link to a disambiguation page in the mainspace, suggest changing the link
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For @BD2412 and the other editors repairing disambiguation problems:

In the visual editor, disambiguation links are usually identified when you make them, which helps editors avoid linking to the wrong page (e.g., [[Mercury]] when they mean [[Mercury (element)]]). But perhaps we could go further there, and actively suggest changing such links.

See also: T97063: Alert editors before they save an edit creating a disambiguation link (or at least a high-traffic disambiguation link).

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Cirdan added a subscriber: Cirdan.Jul 6 2018, 7:39 AM
Deskana added a subscriber: Deskana.Jul 6 2018, 9:44 AM

This is very, very similar to T145622... but not *exactly* the same.

Deskana triaged this task as Low priority.Jul 6 2018, 9:44 AM
Deskana moved this task from To Triage to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.
Ankry added a subscriber: Ankry.Nov 18 2018, 3:23 AM

Sometimes links to disambiguation pages are intentional. Eg. in redirects for alternative spelling of some common name, information that there are other meanings of some words/phrases or lins to a list of various editions of particulat text in Wikisources.

I oppose making such warning general for all wikis.

He7d3r added a subscriber: He7d3r.Nov 25 2018, 12:56 PM

I suggest avoiding suggesting disambiguation pages as the first or second hit in Link in VE

Elitre removed a subscriber: Elitre.Oct 23 2019, 11:29 AM
Florian removed a subscriber: Florian.Oct 27 2019, 4:09 PM