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Link issues[edit]

Compared to the VFD process on individual Wikitravels, there appear to be some issues here because of the difficulty in determining whether images are linked to. The problem is that the candidates for deletion generally don't show links except those on Wikitravel Shared itself. Links to pages on the other Wikitravels (which, of course, are where most of the links would exist) don't appear. When deleting things elsewhere, that's easy to resolve, but I know of no way to do it here without wading through each individual Wikitravel, which is a real pain. Is there a tool for this that I'm missing? -- Bill-on-the-Hill 18:35, 2 June 2007 (EDT)

There was a small discussion at Wikitravel_Shared:Travellers'_pub#Links section only shows links to pages on Shared?. I also agree that this is something that needs to be fixed.-- Fastestdogever 09:59, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

Just a info. The small discussion swept to Wikitravel Shared:Travellers' pub/Pub cellar July 26, 2007#Links section only shows links to pages on Shared?, and the tech request about this problem is Tech:IWBNI Links at the bottom of image showed all language links. -- Tatata 11:32, 5 August 2007 (EDT)

Removing images from articles before deleting[edit]

The instructions (quite rightly) say we should remove images from articles before deleting them. Is there any easy way to find out which articles include a particular image, short of going to each language Wikitravel in turn and checking the image description page? LtPowers 08:35, 13 March 2009 (EDT)

Commons uses a special tool [1], but that is configured only for images on commons. We could contact the creator and petition him to make checkusage work with wikitravel shared files as well, but that would be a very long shot, I think. Right now, the "easiest" way to check is to switch "shared" with "en" (or other language code) in the url to get to the language version file. At the bottom of that page you can see "what links here." --Peter Talk 23:10, 13 March 2009 (EDT)
I was afraid of that. Thanks anyway. LtPowers 13:35, 14 March 2009 (EDT)