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15th May, 2018 08:42:48 PM

What you were doing is fine according to the Red Link page:

"Links to works that don't yet have pages will thus show up as red. However, they'll automatically shift to blue when the page is created, so don't be afraid to link to works this way — it makes it easier for when someone eventually writes it up."

While it mentions works instead of creators, the idea is the same — the red links we don't want are for things that don't exist at all instead of simply not having TV Tropes pages.

Edited by GastonRabbit
15th May, 2018 08:52:43 PM

^ Noted. But while maintaining links for pages that have not been created is fine, how about unlinking these links? As I mentioned, this happens occasionally.

16th May, 2018 04:40:11 AM

When I see it, I send a PM to the offending troper, reminding them of Red Link.

16th May, 2018 05:11:16 AM

It is not kosher to unlink red links to things that exist (creators, works, etc) just because they're red, but it's a common mistake.

16th May, 2018 07:43:57 PM

^ Should that Red Link article be moved to Administrivia/ ?

21st May, 2018 06:38:56 AM

^ I don't know if that would make it any more effective though I wish it was more prominent - I can't count the number of times I have come back to a page to find someone else has removed all the links to work pages or haven't added them in the first place despite how useful those are