Show a warning when adding an "alternate language version of" movie connection

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An "alternate language version of" movie connection is applied, as described in the submission guide, to titles that "were made concurrently using the same sets and sometimes overlapping cast/crews", which was common during the early talkie era but then went obsolete a long time ago. However, if you search for titles with this type of movie connection, you will find a lot of recent titles which "alternate language version of" connections are mistakenly attached to.

These examples must have been added by inexperienced contributors unaware of the rule, so here's what I suggest: Implement a warning like "An 'alternate language version of' movie connection must be added only to titles that were made concurrently using the same sets and sometimes overlapping cast/crews, which is now an obsolete practice. Are you sure?" which the contributor must acknowledge and tick a check box before sending such a connection.
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Nardog

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Matt

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Complex connections can now only added by IMDb staff if you submit a request, so this idea is no longer relevant. It would have been a good idea at the time.