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This thread was archived on 23 September 2010 by Liquidhelium.

I often find that when redirects are deleted after page/image/category moves, the red-links that are left behind are not cleared up; this can get annoying. It isn't that hard to fix any red-links, anyone with AWB access can do it within 10 minutes; even without it, the work is just copy-paste. I propose that as part of moving pages, etc. it will also be compulsory strongly recommended to correct any future red-links immediately afterwards (or beforehand, if preferred). Hopefully, a majority of our users will comply.

222 talk 10:04, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

Discussion

Support - As nom. 222 talk 10:04, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - Those who move pages should clear up red-links, but a policy is not the way to do it. How do you plan on enforcing this? Block those who don't clear red-links? Without any kind of disciplinary action for this, people aren't going to follow it. With some kind of disciplinary action, the wiki becomes more like an authoritarian government. This is really just overkill. --LiquidTalk 10:13, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I'd rather have it as a reminder. No disciplinary action needed, more of a request. 222 talk 10:14, September 23, 2010 (UTC)
It's good etiquette to do so. You can always remind users who don't clear red-links. You don't need a YG for this. Without some kind of punitive action, a consensus here in either direction is meaningless. --LiquidTalk 10:17, September 23, 2010 (UTC)
I think admins need a reminder, often the deletion history shows an admin deleting the page but not fixing the red-links. 222 talk 10:20, September 23, 2010 (UTC)
How about a reminder on the Deletion/move page? Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 10:22, September 23, 2010 (UTC)
That would do fine. This can be closed now. 222 talk 10:26, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - Author request. --LiquidTalk 22:06, September 23, 2010 (UTC)