Comment 17 for bug 344228

I experienced this as well, but when moving the image file. For me, as a user, I figured GNOME would follow the path of the image and replace it for my wallpaper, all without me knowing.

I rather this than have a dialogue pop up warning me that I'm moving my wallpaper. If I delete my wallpaper image, then why would I expect it to stay as the background? That just doesn't make sense.

Thus, I say track the wallpaper path, rather than warn the user with a dialogue.