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::Just some quick references: [[MetaWikiPedia:Help:What_links_here#Limitations and workarounds]], [[MetaWikiPedia:Help:What_links_here#Finding external links to a page]], [[Wikipedia:Help:What_links_here#Limitations]], [[Wikipedia:Help:What_links_here#Finding_external_links_to_a_page]]. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 10:38, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
 
::Just some quick references: [[MetaWikiPedia:Help:What_links_here#Limitations and workarounds]], [[MetaWikiPedia:Help:What_links_here#Finding external links to a page]], [[Wikipedia:Help:What_links_here#Limitations]], [[Wikipedia:Help:What_links_here#Finding_external_links_to_a_page]]. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 10:38, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
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== Talk page redirects ==
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* [[Talk:Post_Installation_Tips]]
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* [[Talk:Installation_Chroot]]
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* [[Talk:Canterbury]]
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Should I just remove the old discussions and add redirects to respective talk pages e.g. [[Arch Linux April Jokes]]?
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Is there a way to find orphaned talk pages? -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 18:59, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

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Hypertext metaphor

How can we find out what - if anything - links to a specific heading in the article? These links (e.g. [1] will be broken when we edit the heading. If many articles link to the one I'm editing, going through them all is not feasible. Should I run a search for (going back to the example) "detailed_usage_example" and "detailed usage example" or are there any other ways to do it? -- Karol (talk) 20:48, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

It seems your link is already broken :). One strategy I try to use to avoid this sort of issue is to link to redirects instead of directly to the section headings. Then you can limit “What links here” to just redirects and the list is a bit more manageable. For example at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/Udev&hidelinks=1&hidetrans=1&hideimages=1 the redirect Udisks points at Udev#Udisks. But this strategy would only really be appropriate for high profile sections that deserve a redirect. Of course the other thing is to try and put a bit of context in when making a link so that it is still useful even if it gets broken. Vadmium (talk) 01:34, 24 October 2012 (UTC).
Just some quick references: MetaWikiPedia:Help:What_links_here#Limitations and workarounds, MetaWikiPedia:Help:What_links_here#Finding external links to a page, Wikipedia:Help:What_links_here#Limitations, Wikipedia:Help:What_links_here#Finding_external_links_to_a_page. -- Kynikos (talk) 10:38, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Talk page redirects

Should I just remove the old discussions and add redirects to respective talk pages e.g. Arch Linux April Jokes?

Is there a way to find orphaned talk pages? -- Karol (talk) 18:59, 13 June 2013 (UTC)