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From "Justin Erenkrantz" <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: [Issue] External links @ the wiki, aka pagechange wars
Date Thu, 24 May 2007 13:32:14 GMT
On 5/24/07, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
>
> 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.
> >
>
> +1

<aol />  -- justin

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