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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [Issue] External links @ the wiki, aka pagechange wars
Date Thu, 24 May 2007 12:58:33 GMT

On May 24, 2007, at 8:50 AM, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:

> On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 08:05:30AM -0400, Joshua Slive wrote:
>> External links are encouraged where they add substantial value, but
>> you may not link to your own pages or otherwise seek private benefits
>> from external links.
> I like the elegance of this rule, because if it's your page and you
> words, well you can just add the content to the wiki anyway. But at  
> the
> same time it may invite even more awkward and inappropriate behaviour,
> e.g. paying someone else to add the links on your behalf.
> I think this problem is always going to fall into the "We know abuse
> when we see it" category, it requires a vague kind of rule-making  
> which
> only humans can apply.
> I'm in favour of banning these links in this instance, though not all
> external links.


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