Warning on page deletion if page is linked to (Special:Whatlinkshere)
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Add a warning on page deletion if the page is linked to. Print linked to pages of Special:Whatlinkshere


Version: 1.21.x
Severity: enhancement

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Subfader created this task.Mar 26 2012, 1:53 PM

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/65162 (Gerrit Change I623235736aa735232d6a727702d764538b0b65e7)

TheDJ added a comment.May 24 2013, 7:37 AM

Created attachment 12384
Screenshot of layout with patch

I think this UI is a bit inconsistent. The two warnings are quite different. I'm not specifically in favor of the one style or the other, but I do think we should strive towards consistency.

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Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/65581 (Gerrit Change Ie07a12a3fb35298b91d574afb890dc3177afe180)

Change 103852 had a related patch set uploaded by Hatul:
Show a warning on page deletion if a page is linked to

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/103852

Change 103852 abandoned by Hatul:
Show a warning on page deletion if a page is linked to

Reason:
Duplicate patch.
I sended the patch to https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/65162/

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/103852

Change 65162 merged by jenkins-bot:
Show a warning on page deletion if a page is linked to

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/65162

Fixed by Ronen Gilead-Raz, Vladimir Krapp and Amiad Bareli in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/65162/ (Tel Aviv Hackathon).

Change 65581 abandoned by Amire80:
Show a warning when deleting a page to which there are links

Reason:
Abandoning, because it was merged in another commit. Thank you, Ronen.

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/65581

Tgr added a comment.Feb 13 2014, 7:59 AM

This is a cool feature, but mostly useless in its current form - at a minimum, there should be a link in the notification on the talk page of the user who created the article. Link checking should be restricted to content namespaces.

Also, a message warning about the existence of links should also provide a means to see what those links are. Yes, this will only be seen by admins, and they usually know how to find Special:WhatLinksHere, but even so it is an unnecessary inconvenience - the message should just include a link to it.

(In reply to Tisza Gergő from comment #10)

This is a cool feature, but mostly useless in its current form - at a
minimum, there should be a link in the notification on the talk page of the
user who created the article. Link checking should be restricted to content
namespaces.

Also, a message warning about the existence of links should

also provide a means to see what those links are. Yes, this will only be
seen by admins, and they usually know how to find Special:WhatLinksHere, but
even so it is an unnecessary inconvenience - the message should just include
a link to it.

Link was added with gerrit 114713

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