It is just incredible, and frustrating, how the programmers of owncloud just keep explaining to numerous users, how bad, impossible, not important, etc. it is to synchronise symlinks (just the reference, not the content).
Dear programmers: the users know best what they need, and this is a feature many, many users would like to have. Or better, in the meantime numerous users have discontinued using owncloud because of this feature missing.
Please introduce the synchronisation of symlinks: they do not have to work across platforms, and they do not have to synchronise content, but just be synchronised as “references” to files and folders, so when they are used on another computer on the same OS, they do work as symlinks again.
Without that feature, owncloud is just a no go for any users needing that feature!!!