Well, I personally think that this will be a long time in coming. I lean towards a different angle: AFAIK had you been adding to the nodelet this wouldnt have happened. Thus IMO a better solution is to add some controls to Personal Nodelet Settings that allow you to export your links to the scratchpad (private or public) from there. That way you get the safety that the controlled management of the Personal Nodelet has, with the flexibility of the scratchpad.
How does that sound as an alternate?
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