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Hello all. Recently myself and [[User:Mith|Mith]] have been changing links so that instead of linking to redirect pages, they link directly to the location of the article. We're currently going through all pages in the redirect list, using our bots when there are too many to pages to edit manually. It would be great if we could establish a new policy to ensure that editors link directly to an article instead of linking to a redirect page, obviously this ensures that our work changing the links now isn't gradually undone (there's currently 5 years worth of complacency which we're [https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AlmDTSjnmPrJdDFQSDU2QlMxN2hBYU80ZzVlemttVXc&hl=en_GB&authkey=CJeHxskG trawling though]). --{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 21:45, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
 
Hello all. Recently myself and [[User:Mith|Mith]] have been changing links so that instead of linking to redirect pages, they link directly to the location of the article. We're currently going through all pages in the redirect list, using our bots when there are too many to pages to edit manually. It would be great if we could establish a new policy to ensure that editors link directly to an article instead of linking to a redirect page, obviously this ensures that our work changing the links now isn't gradually undone (there's currently 5 years worth of complacency which we're [https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AlmDTSjnmPrJdDFQSDU2QlMxN2hBYU80ZzVlemttVXc&hl=en_GB&authkey=CJeHxskG trawling though]). --{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 21:45, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
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:We probably need to rewrite the manual of style or disambiguation policy for that, should be no problem. As Mith noted on his shortcut list, a lot of the policies could do with reconsideration. -- {{User:Ederchil/sig}} 21:58, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

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Hello all. Recently myself and Mith have been changing links so that instead of linking to redirect pages, they link directly to the location of the article. We're currently going through all pages in the redirect list, using our bots when there are too many to pages to edit manually. It would be great if we could establish a new policy to ensure that editors link directly to an article instead of linking to a redirect page, obviously this ensures that our work changing the links now isn't gradually undone (there's currently 5 years worth of complacency which we're trawling though). -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  21:45, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

We probably need to rewrite the manual of style or disambiguation policy for that, should be no problem. As Mith noted on his shortcut list, a lot of the policies could do with reconsideration. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 21:58, 3 July 2010 (UTC)