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Having the ability to work with catalogs & previews separate from their associated raw image files would be greatly enhanced if the warning bezel "image(s) are either missing or offline" was only present when entering the Develop module.
I regularly work on rating/key-wording on my laptop while traveling. Doing so, I know that I don't have to bring the entire raw file folder but rather standard or 1:1 Previews. Having the warning bezel appear on the image in Loop view in the Library module is a huge distraction and it is an unnecessary warning. Having the warning appear in the Develop module is reasonable.
I hope this helps.