Last modified: 2007-08-14 20:11:47 UTC
When a page links to itself (aka "[[Pagename]]" in Pagename article) it renders as boldified plain text rather than a link.
When a redirect links to itself (aka "#REDIRECT [[Pagename]]" in Pagename article) it redirects to the page prompting double redirect fixes (since it calls itself an infinite amount of times)
A self redirect should simply display a boldified plain text and should not prompt a double redirect fix.
Analogy does not hold; a page redirecting to itself is fundamentally broken *even worse* than a double redirect (where you can click on through, probably), whereas a page which happens to have a link to itself remains usable in all other respects.
It makes perfect sense for broken redirects in this sense to be shown up for maintenance along with the others.
The bots cannot handle something linking to itself. It should be a different log as its solution is fundamentally different (a self redirect is probably going to get deleted).