On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 12:37 AM, Lars Aronsson <lars(a)aronsson.se> wrote:
In the edit box, when I type [[John Doe]], I want some chance to
verify that I'm linking to the right article,
I don't know the wikipedia, but on other wikis is like that:
Fire and forget. You link [[Mr John Doe]]. Once is published you
notice is not a link, so you click, and make a redirection from [[Mr.
John Doe]] to the existing article [[Doc. John Doe]].
You can also make links that don't exist. Like in "english expression
'[[a pocket full of horses]]'", you don't need to link to articles
that exist. On a wiki (I don't know wikipedia) you don't have to
post correct or complete stuff. And having unpopulated links is a
invitation to others to create more articles or redirections.
I know Wikipedia has always been a strange wiki, so maybe thats not
how it works. I hate wikipedia a bit.
Also, the creation of a redirection from [[Doc John Doe]] and [[John
Doe]] to [[Dr John Doe]] is content. Maybe a dude could be googling
"Doc John" and find the redirection one. Is a happy "error" that
redirections are created.
ℱin del ℳensaje.